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J983 



IN ME MORI AM 



Christian G. Bachman 
William P. Curtin 
Ruth M. Gratcyk 
J. Turner Hood 
Ronald Kennedy 
Leonidas E. Le Blanc 
Josephine A. O'Neil 



cover picture: 

Members of Wilmington Minute Men Company 
with monument dedicated to "townsmen who 
answered the call to arms and marched to 
Meriam 's Corner, Concord and engaged the 
Redcoats 19 April, 1775." 



Table of Contents 



Title Page 

Accepted Streets 54 

Board of Appeals 42 

Board of Assessors 12 

Board of Health 38 

Board of Registrars 13 

Board of Selectmen 2 

Boards, Committees § Commissions 7 

Carter (Sarah D.J.) Lecture Fund 41 

Conservation Commission 21 

Constable 41 

Council for the Arts 37 

Council on Aging 24 

Department of Public Works 16 

Directory of Officials 6 

Dog Officer 40 

Fire Department 15 

Fourth of July Committee 53 

Historical Commission 59 

Housing Authority 36 

Inspector of Buildings 27 

Library Director 28 

Library Trustees 28 

Permanent Building Committee 20 

Planning Board 30 

Police Department 18 

Public Buildings Department 26 

Recreation Commission 60 

Redevelopment Authority 59 

Revenue Sharing 106 

School Committee 62 

Sealer of Weights § Measures 61 

Shawsheen Valley Technical School 67 

Superintendent of Schools 63 

Town Accountant 101 

Town Clerk 14 

Town Collector 10 

Town Counsel 32 

Town Engineer 25 

Town Manager 4 

Town Meetings Special Town Meeting - March 28, 1983 70 

Annual Town Election - April 16, 1983 71 

Annual Town Meeting - April 23, 1983 73 

Special Town Meeting - May 16, 1983 87 

Special Town Meeting (continued) - May 17, 1983 91 

Special Town Meeting - September 19, 1983 92 

Special Town Meeting - October 24, 1983 96 

Special Town Election - November 22, 1983 100 

Town Treasurer 11 

Veterans' Services 53 

Water f, Sewer Department 22 



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Town of Wilmington 
Massachusetts 

board of selectmen 



To the Citizens of Wilmington: 

The key to understanding 1983 is to be found in the word, reflection. The Town of 
Wilmington mourned the United States Marines and others who fell in strife and war-torn 
Lebanon. It awaited the outcome of the rescue in Grenada, and the release of the 
Kissinger Report on Central American issues. The Town honored its own with the 
dedication of the John Fullerton, Jr. monument, at Silver Lake. A portion of the 
monument is made from the same black granite used in the National Vietnam Veterans 
Monument in Washington, D.C., the first anywhere to make use of pieces cut from that 
stone. 

An earlier time was remembered in simple stone with the dedication of the monument 
placed on the Wilmington Common honoring the men of Wilmington who marched to Meriam's 
Corner on the 19th of April, 1775. The Town, perhaps in less heroic fashion, mourned 
the deaths of Josephine O'Neil, Christian Bachman, Philip Andrews, Edward Shelley, Ruth 
Gratcyk, and J. Turner Hood - men and women who actively served the Town of Wilmington 
in many capacities over the years. 

The Town did not only mourn. It celebrated. The Fourth of July was celebrated with a 
"truly spectacular" fireworks display to quote the Town Crier . Sunday, November 20, 
1983, was Aldo Caira Day as the Wilmington Sons of Italy honored its native son and 
former Selectman, the national president of the Lodge. Safety Officer Robert Shelley 
was honored as the Good Guy of 1983. The Regional Health Center observed its 5th 
Anniversary of service to the Town; and, the Wilmington Congregational Church celebrated 
its 250th anniversary. 

Daniel H. Ballou, Jr. was reelected to his second term as Selectman, and Robert L. 
Doucette defeated A. John Imbimbo to win a seat on the Board of Selectmen. 

Early in February, Dr. George Eisenberg resigned as principal of the High School, and 
Harold Garret was named acting principal. Mr. Garrett retired in August, and Richard 
DeRosa was named as acting principal of the school. Plans were announced for the 
renovation of the high school, and $7.2 million was passed for the project at a Special 
Town Meeting in October. A special election was called for November 22 to vote on an 
override of Proposition 2 1/2 for the high school project. The voters rejected the 
plans for the $7.2 million project. 

At a special Town Meeting in May, the Town passed a new set of zoning by-laws, along 
with the first Planned Residential Development, allowing for condominium zoning. The 
voters, on another occasion, quickly approved changes in the Town's contract with NESWC 
for solid waste disposal. And, between the Annual and the four Special Town Meetings 
held during 1983, plans moved forward to move the Town Offices from their historic 
quarters on Middlesex Avenue to the renovated Glen Road School. 

The Annual Report of 1983 highlights the activities of all Town Boards, Commissions, and 
Committees, as well as those appointed and elected officials. The wide range of 
concerns is reflected throughout. The Board of Selectmen wish to express their 
appreciation for the many hours of dedicated service that these groups and individuals 
have given to the Town of Wilmington. 



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During 1983, the Town of Wilmington had reason to pause and reflect. It also had reason 
to celebrate. And, as the Town approaches its Annual Elections and Town Meeting, and 
the Presidential Elections of 1984, it still has reason to reflect and to celebrate. 




Selectmen Robert J. Cain, Rocco V. DePasquale, Chairman Daniel H. Ballon, Jr. 
James C. Stewart, and Robert L. Doucette 




Iow\ of Wilmington 



MASSACHUSETTS 01887 



The Honorable Board of Selectmen and Citizens of Wilmington: 

Alexis DeTocqueville, who wrote the book "Democracy in America" looked very fondly at 
the New England Town Meeting form of government. He admired the fact that New 
Englanders were attached to their town and they took pride in it and in creating a free 
and strong community; and they also spent time in keeping it that way. His attraction 
to the Town Meeting is summarized as follows: "Town Meetings are to liberty what 
primary schools are to science; they bring it within the people's reach. They teach men 
how to use it and how to enjoy it." In 1983, the townspeople had the government of the 
town brought within their reach on five occasions; i.e., the town had one Annual Town 
Meeting and four Special Town Meetings. At these meetings, it was voted to approve the 
revised NESWC Solid Waste Disposal Agreement. At the Annual Town Meeting in April 
appropriations were voted for the operation of the town departments and the School 
Department, as well as numerous capital outlay requirements. The third Town Meeting was 
held in May to approve the town's new zoning by-laws and to accept a planned residential 
development section which allows for condominiums within the town. The fourth Town 
Meeting dealt with additional appropriations for various departments and finalized the 
town's budget for fiscal year 1984. This meeting also rezoned approximately 100 acres 
on Ballardvale Street from Rural to Industrial. The fifth Town Meeting witnessed the 
approval of the $7.2 million renovation and addition project to the Wilmington High 
School. However, at a Special Town Election held in November the voters defeated the 
debt exclusion necessary for the funding of this project. 

If Alexis DeTocqueville could have attended any one of these five meetings, he would 
have been impressed with the vigor and spirit which was exuded by the those present and 
voting. Those who participated in these town meetings knew at the end that they had had 
a hand in guiding the direction of the town for at least the next year and, in some 
cases, many years to come. Specifically, the following highlights from 1983 Town 
Meetings deserve to be noted: 

The town has started on a five-year Capital Budget Program to replace 
and maintain the town's infrastructure on an annual basis. 

At the town meeting in May, it was voted to replace certain water lines 
in North Wilmington, using town funds and a state grant. 

The Department of Public Works was created by the consolidation of four 
departments into one: Highway Division, Tree Division, Cemetery 
Division, and Parks and Grounds Division. 

Funds were provided for a data processing study of all town 
departments. The result will be to upgrade the town's data processing 
capabilities through the use of computers. This data will provide the 
basis for a management information system. This will give the town 
administration the data necessary to manage the town now and in the 
years to come. 

The Board of Selectmen voted to stabalize the residential tax rate at 
$19.95. However, it was increased to $24.68 for commercial, industrial 
and personal property taxpayers. The town's total valuation was 
increased from $572,038,000 to $581,506,000 due to the increase in 
industrial and residential development. 



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The year 1983 would not be complete without citing the progress made on various ongoing 
projects. 



Early in the year, residents and industry were allowed to connect to the Silver Lake 
Interceptor Sewer. Also, a sewer station was opened on Main Street to allow approved 
private septic haulers to pump septic into the town's sewer system under controlled and 
supervised conditions. The Board of Selectmen and the County Commissioners he]d several 
hearings regarding Aldrich Road in order to straighten, widen, and remove the extreme 
curves. The residents of Aldrich Road had considerable input into the final design and 
layout. The Ballardvale Street project, funded by a Public Works Economic Development 
grant, was dealt a temporary set-back by the Secretary of Environmental Affairs. The 
State is requiring an Environmental Impact Report due to the additional traffic which 
will be generated by the increased industrial development on the road. The additional 
time needed for the Environmental Impact Report will delay the project by several 
months. The Town has been successful in linking the opening of the New Boston Street 
Bridge with the completion of the Route 129 project. The traffic from North Woburn 
would have direct access to Route 129 and 1-93, and avoid the thickly settled 
residential area on Woburn Street. Finally, the Water § Sewer Commissioners are working 
on the design and engineering of a water treatment plant in North Wilmington. This 
plant will provide residents of that area with better quality water than they are now 
receiving. 

The year 1983 was one of dedication and celebration. In June, the Town dedicated a 
memorial at Silver Lake to John Fullerton, a soldier killed in Vietnam. Over the July 
4th holidays, the town again had a very lively and spirited celebration. In October, 
the Town acknowledged the 300th anniversary of the Congregational Church in Wilmington. 
In December, the Christmas tree lighting on the town common was exceptionally beautiful 
due to the festive effect created by the increase in number of multi-colored lights. 

I wish to acknowledge that the progress made in 1983 is due to the leadership provided 
by the Board of Selectmen, and other boards, committees and commissions. The high 
quality of the services delivered by Town departments is due to the professionalism of 
our department heads and the hard work of our employees. 

DeTocqueville recognized that the towns of New England possessed two advantages which 
strongly excite the interest of mankind; namely, independence and authority. Your 
participation in both the Annual Town Election and Meeting will help to insure tbat this 
independence and authority will continue for the generations to come. 




Respectfully submitted, 



Reginald S. Stapczynsk' 
Town Manager 



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DIRECTORY OF OFFICIALS - January 1, 1983 - 1984 



Daniel H. Ballou, Jr., Chairman. 1986 

Robert L. Douce tte 1986 

Robert J. Cain 1985 

Rocco V. DePasquale 1984 

James C. Stewart 1984 



Reginald S. Stapczynski 



Michael A. Caira Annually 



Robert G. Peterson, Chairman 1985 

Bridget T. Zukas, Vice Chinn. 1984 

Anthony Accardi, Jr. Secretary 1986 

John C. Brooks 1986 

Linda T. McMenimen 1985 

Philip A. Fenton, Sr. 1984 



Dr. Carol Sager 



William J. Hani on, Chairamn 1986 

Dennis J. Volpe, Vice Chairman 1985 

Mark F.Lutz, Secretary 1984 

L.E. David Fraser 1986 

James J. Gorman 1986 

Anita H. Backman 1985 

Thomas E. Casey 1985 

Walter J. Kaminski 1984 

James V. Carroll 1984 



BOARDS, COMMITTEES AND COMMISSIONS - JANUARY 1, 1983 - 1984 



Appeals, Board of 

Bruce MacDonald, Chairman 

Neil L. Buckley 

George G. Robert ie 

Louis J. Farkas, Jr. Associate 

Joseph P. McMenimen, Associate 

Carroll L. Robhins, Associate 



Term 
Expires 

1986 
1985 
1984 
1984 
1984 
1984 



Historical Commission 

Evelyn T. Kaminski , Acting Chairman 

Dorothy V. Lafionatis 

Dorothy McKinnon 

Bernard McMahon 

Robert B. Wright 

Foster B. Balser 



Term 
Expires 

1984 
1986 
1986 
1985 
1985 
1984 



Assessors, Board of 
Anthony E. Krzeminski 
Charles P. Lawrenson 
Roy P. McClanahan 



Principal 



Carter Lecture Fund Committee 
Madelon C. Slater, Chairman 
Frankline E. Allen, Secretary 
H. Elizabeth White 
Adele C. Passmore 
Maybelle A. Bliss 

Cemetery Commission 
William H. Russell, Chairman 
Mildred M. Cavanaugh 
Willis C. Lyford 

Conservation Commission 
Chester A. Bruce, Chairman 
Lawrence A. Labrie, Vice Chairman 
Joseph A. Guzzo, Treasurer 
Joan M. Sadowski 
Paul A. Rose 
Thomas R. Roussell 
Donald H. Ugolini 

Council on Aging 

Josephine M. Kelley, Chairman 

Margaret L. McNeil, Vice Chairman 

Antoinette M. Knowlton, Secretary 

Lillian N. Brown, Treasurer 

Winifred M. Geysen 

Louise Mi eel i 

Joseph E. Rexford 

Elaine M. Hachey 

Anastasia Maclnnis 

Elizabeth McLaughlin 

Margaret M. Page 

Board of Health 
Domenic V. Tutela, Chairman 
James A. Ficociello 
Joseph A. Paglia 

Hazardous Waste Committee 
Ernest F. Romano 

Walter J. Sowyrda, Civil Defense 
Milton E. Calder 
Bobby N. Stewart, Police Chief 
Daniel C. Wandell, Fire Chief 



1985 
1985 
1986 
1986 
1984 



1986 
1985 
1984 



1985 
1986 
1986 
1986 
1985 
1984 
1984 



1984 
1986 
1984 
1984 
1986 
1986 
1986 
1985 
1985 
1985 
1985 



1985 
1986 
1984 



Housing Authority 

Will iam Strob, Sr. , Chairman 

Kevin J. McMillan, Vice Chairman 

Flaine M. Hachey Secretary * 

Warren G. Newhouse, Ass't. Treasurer 

A. Daniel Gill is, Treasurer 

*Rep. of State Housing Authority 

Library Trustees 

Richard V. Barry, Chairman 

Patricia F. Duggan, Vice Chairman 

Maybelle A. Bl iss 

Kenneth J. Miller 

George W. Boy] en 

Shirley F. Callan 

Permanent Building Committee 
Marvin Werner, Chairman 
Diane M. Allan 
Bernard J. La Vita 
Robert A. DiPalma 
Andrea Silverman 

Personnel Advisory Board 
John F. Burke 
Richard K. Hayden 
Richard V. Barry 

Planning Board 

William G. Hooper, Jr. Chairman 
Anthony F. Gentile, Jr. Clerk 
Michael V. McCoy 
Carole S. Hamilton 
Albert F. Reidy, Jr. 

Recreation Commission 

Paul J. Bova, Chairman 

John P. Cushing, Vice Chairman 

Larry G. Noel 

George L. Howard 

Lorraine M. Hanna 

Redevelopment Authority 
Carl A. Backman, Jr., Chairman 
Jav J. Donovan, Vice Chairman 
Currie N. Johnson, Secretary 
Sidney R. Kaiser, Treasurer 
Vaughn R. Surprenant, Asst. Treas. 



1987 
1985 
1988 
1986 



1986 
1985 
1986 
1985 
1984 
1984 



1985 
1986 
1985 
1984 
1984 



1984 
1986 
1988 
1987 
1985 



1986 
1Q85 
1986 
1985 
1984 



1984 
1986 
1984 
1988 
198" 



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;gional Vocational School Committee 
iwrence M. Juergens 
-ank H. McLean 

:gistrars, Board of 
iry G. Condrey, Chai rman 
)bert L. Cavanaugh 
lward L. Sousa 

•iscilla R.W. Lynch, CMC Clerk 

>wn Forest Committee 
ml C. Duggan 
>bert P. Palmer 
•ank H. Tuttle 

-ustees of Trust Funds 
•nold C. Blake 
^izabeth R. Fosgate 
irion C. Murphy 

iter and Sewer Commissioners 
;orge R. Allan, Chairman 
mrice D. O'Neil 
-thur R. Smith, Jr. 

lmington Arts Council 
>hn D. Brooks, Chairman 
lele Passmore, Secretary 
>samond Dorrance 
larlotte L. McCain 
ta Styne Strow 
-thur J. Venditti 
ilie Brooks 
inette Campbell 
:len Doherty 
;len Handrahan 
inabell MacDonald 
izabeth White 

lmington Election Officers 

Precinct 1 
iry D'Eon, Warden 
;len F. Sencabaugh, Dep. Warden 
>an M. Lanzillo, Clerk 
indra S. Volpe, Dep. Clerk 
Larice J. Ross, Inspector 
irjorie Metcalfe, Dep. Insp. 
lith Ann Graham, Inspector 
me A. Hill, Dep. Insp. 

Precinct 2 
lyllis M. O'Leary, Warden 
larlotte Stewart, Dep. Warden 
, Clerk 

irjorie E. MacDonald, Dep. Clerk 
>rita B. Bower, Inspector 
ldrea Houser, Dep. Insp. 
:eanor Doyle, Inspector 
;nrietta I. Bonnell, Dep. Insp. 



Term 

Expires Wilmington Election Officers 1983 

Annually 

1986 Precinct 3 

1985 Mary E. Woods, Warden " 
Loretta R. Caira, Dep. Warden " 
Florence A. Balkus, Clerk " 

1986 Barbara Buck. Dep Clerk " 

1985 Norirme M. Markey, Inspector " 

1984 Alice Marcy, Dep. Insp. " 
Ruth J. Bedell, Inspector 11 
Mary P. McMahon, Dep. Insp. " 

1986 Precinct 4 

1985 William H. Russell, Warden 

1984 Sarah H. Cosman, Dep. Warden " 
Elizabeth Cavanaugh, Clerk " 
Mary O'Rourke, Dep. Clerk " 

1986 Doris V. Russell, Inspector " 

1985 , Dep. Insp. " 
1984 Mary J. Johnson, Inspector " 

Ruth Kenney, Dep. Insp. 11 

1984 Precinct 5 

1986 Margaret Blonigan, Warden " 

1985 , Dep. Warden " 
, Clerk 

Janice Rudnicki, Dep. Clerk " 

1984 Elizabeth A. Blaisdell, Inspector " 

1984 Mary T. Ward, Dep. Insp. 11 

1985 Ruth S. Coursey, Inspector " 
1985 Annabell L. Antinarelli, Dep. Insp. " 
1985 

1985 Precinct 6 

1984 Margaret Perry, Warden " 

1984 Nancy J. Tarricone, Dep. Warden " 

1984 Barbara M. Cook, Clerk " 

1984 Sandra Murphy, Dep. Clerk " 

1984 Diane J. Ryan, Inspector " 

1984 Patricia D. McNaughton, Dep. Insp. " 

Elizabeth Andrews, Inspector " 

1983 Evelyn W. Conlin, Dep. Insp. " 

Committee for Handicapped Persons (A.I.M. ) 
Annually Sandra Borenstein 

" John Brown, Jr. 

" Lillian N. Brown 

" Laurence W. Curtis 

" Joan E. Daley 

Albert J. DePrez 
" Judith DiPalma 

" Virginia Doucette 

Theresa M. Hanlon 

Elaine M. Hachey 

Lloyd V. Huber 
" Larz F. Neilson 



OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENT HEADS - JANUARY 1, 1985 - 1984 



Accountant 


Dorothy L. Peters 


Administrative Assistant 


Margaret A. Wagstaff 


Animal Inspector 


Joseph V. Balestrieri 


Assessor, Principal 


Anthony E. Krzeminski 


Civil Defense Director 


Walter J. Sowyrda 


Constable 


Arthur V. Lynch 


Constable 


James E. Burke 


Dog Officer 


Joseph V. Balestrieri 


Fire Chief 


Daniel C. Wandell 


Gas Inspector 


William R. Harrison 


Inspector of Buildings 


Charles P. Lawrenson 


Ipswich Watershed Commission 


Herbert D. Nicker son 


Librarian 


Philip W. Meriam 


Metropolitan Area Planning Council 


Jay J. Donovan 


Middlesex County Advisory Board 


Robert J. Cain 


Plumbing Inspector 


William R. Harrison 


Police Chief 


Bobby N. Stewart 


Public Buildings, Superintendent of 


Roy P. McClanahan 


Public Health, Director of 


Ernest F. Romano 


Public Health Nurse 


Abbie G. Radley, R.N. 


Public Works, Superintendent of 


Robert P. Palmer 


Recreation Director 


Ronald Swasey 


Sealer of Weights and Measures 


Martin P. Farrell 


Town Clerk 


Priscilla R.W. Lynch, CMC 


Town Clerk (Assistant) 


Kathleen M. Scanlon 


Town Collector 


Marion C. Murphy 


Town Collector (Assistant) 


Catherine P. Lindmark 


Town Counsel 


Alan Altman 


Town Engineer 


Robert L. Higgins 


Town Treasurer (Acting) 


Marion C. Murphy 


Town Treasurer (Assistant) 


Elizabeth R. Fosgate 


Veterans' Agent 


Paul A. Farrell 


Veterans' Grave Officer 


Paul A. Farrell 


Water and Sewer, Superintendent of 


Paul C. Duggan 


Wiring Inspector 


James J. Russo 



AUXILIARY POLICE 



Edwin J. Williams, Lieutenant 

Michale R. Begonis 

Stephen T. Bissett 

James J. Butler 

Stephen Daniell 

Earl F. Enos 

Charles Ferrera 

Dennis M. Foley 

John Gerhartz 

Frank Giannotti 

Walter C. Godfrey 

Paul Goulet 

Kenneth Gray 

Joseph F. Harris, Jr. 

Donna M. Keefe 

Cheryl Lapper 

Roger Lessard 



Robert C. Beals, Sergeant 
Stephen Mauriello 
Michael V. McCoy 
William J. Mutchler 
John R. Plumer 
Ralph M. Plumer 
Michael Reardon 
Alan J. Reece 
Todd J. Richards 
Robert V. Richter 
Paul A. Rose 
Philip Ryan 
Kenneth E. Smith 
Edward E. Thompson 
William F. Waller 
James R. White 
Edward J. Woods 



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Town Collector 



COMMITMENTS - 1983 



1984 Real Estate 








$12,517,479.99 


1984 App. Water Betterment 








5,654.52 


Committed Interest 








2,945.08 


1984 App. Street Betterment 








8,694.63 


Committed Interest 








4,907.90 


1984 Water Lien 








54,940.26 


1984 Sewer Lien 








878.41 


1984 App. Sewer Betterment 








3,532.51 


Committed Interest 








2,076.16 


1984 Electric Lien 








1,682.73 


1984 Personal . Property 








267,346.83 


1983 Real Estate 








9,209.86 


1983 App. Sewer Betterment 








263.42 


Committed Interest 








43.91 


1983 Excise 








581,276.28 


1982 Excise 








11,205.41 


App. Water Betterment - Paid in Full 








14,433.10 


Committed Interest 








493.06 


App. Street Betterment - Paid in Full 








4,004.86 


Committed Interest 








158.56 


App. Sewer Betterment - Paid in Full 








3,160.82 


Committed Interest 








114.14 


Unapportioned Sewer Betterment 








19,059.02 


Ambulance 








42,900. 00 


TOTAL COMMITMENTS 








$13,556,461.46 


COLLECTIONS - 1983 


1984 


1983 


1982 


Other Years 


Real Estate 


$ 5,892,537.48 


$ 6,160,196.65 


$ 87,590.37 


$ 34,897.08 


App. Water Betterment 


4,379.62 


896.40 


313.21 


79.54 


Committed Interest 


2,257.89 


556.79 


199.30 


23.52 


Apportioned Street Betterment 


7,835.19 


1,156.54 


76.70 


182.91 


Committed Interest 


4,269.94 


812.06 


15.36 


134.20 


Water Lien 


43,925.24 


8,438.39 


3,302.74 


883.43 


Sewer Lien 


878.41 








Apportioned Sewer Betterment 


3,269.10 


591.66 






Committed Interest 


1,825.91 


355.76 






Electric Lien 


1,518.42 


3,103.81 






Personal Property- 


129,016.47 


135,050.33 


2,438.82 


120.75 


Motor Vehicle Excise 




497,380.75 


38,188.63 


9,796.93 


App. Water Betterment - Paid in Full 




14,517.52 






Committed Interest 




408.64 






App. Street Betterment - Paid in Full 




4,004.86 






Committed Interest 




158.56 






App. Sewer Betterment - Paid in Full 




3,160.82 






Committed Interest 




114.14 






Unapportioned Sewer Betterment 




12,991.18 






Real Estate Tax Title 1977-1982 








45.19 


Interest § Costs 




75,287.09 






Ambulance 




19,099.92 






Municipal Lien § Betterment Cert. 




9, 216. 00 






Advertising Charges 




255.81 






Registry Fees 




142.00 






Town of Westford (refunded) 




64.00 






Litigation Account 




75.92 






Water Department Collections 




1,371,220.32 







TOTAL COLLECTIONS $14,589,258.28 



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Town Treasurer 



GENERAL FUND 



Cash on Hand 7/1/82 $ 1,568,506.79 

Receipts Fiscal 1983 60,971,033.47 

Disbursements Fiscal 1983 - 60,319,115.72 

Cash on Hand 6/30/83 $ 2,220,424.54 



REVENUE SHARING 

Cash on Hand 7/1/82 $ 104,109.42 

Receipts Fiscal 1983 (including earnings) 519,381.72 

Disbursements Fiscal 1983 - 622,637.70 

Cash on Hand 6/30/83 $ 853.44 

During calendar 1983, it was necessary to borrow once in anticipation of tax revenue. 

INVESTMENTS 

During calendar 1983, the program of investing idle funds in Certificates of Deposit, U.S. Treasury Note 
repurchase agreements, and daily interest accounts was greatly affected by the continuous drop in interest 
rates. The results were as follows: 

Calendar 1983 

Designation of Funds Earnings 

Revenue Sharing $ 12,707.81 
General Funds 

Investments 113,867.75 

Daily Interest Accounts 160,747. 30 

Total Calendar 1983 Earnings $ 287,322.86 

The cash flow and investment program is greatly assisted through the cooperation of the Town Accountant, 
Dorothy Peters (by projecting estimates of warrants), and the Town Collector, Marion Murphy (by timely 
advice of Collector's deposits). The Treasurer thanks these people sincerely. 



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Board of Assessors 



RECAPITULATION - 1984 - FISCAL YEAR 



Total Appropriations (taxation) 


$16,832,830.00 


Total Appropriations (available) 


1,406,075.00 


Total Deficits 


25,774.54 


School Lunch Program 


21,363.00 


Elderly Lunch Program 


L L | /jo, uu 


Free Public Libraries 


8,736.00 


Special Education 


14,802.00 


Audit of Municipal Accounts 


312.00 


County Retirement Assessment 


527,882.22 


County Tax 


288,282.00 


Metropolitan Districts Area Charge 


118,559.00 


Mass. Bay Transportation Authority 


251,500.00 


Motor Vehicle Excise Tax Bills 


2,559.00 


Air Pollution Control Districts 


2,712.00 


Metropolitan Area Planning Council 


2,953.00 


Ipswich River Watershed 


46.00 


State Recreational Areas 


99,275.00 


Amount Certified by Collector 5 Treasurer for Tax Title 


10,000.00 


Overlay of Current Year 


338,581.24 



$18,238,905.00 



1,736,075.00 
$19,974,980.00 



Less Estimated Receipts and Available Funds: 

1984 Fiscal Year Estimated Receipts from Local Aid § Agency Funds 

Motor Vehicle and Trailer Excise 

Licenses 

Fines 

Special Assessments 

General Government 

Protection of Persons and Property 

Health and Sanitation 

Libraries 

Cemeteries 

Interest 

In Lieu of Tax Payments 
Sewer Rates 

Workman's Compensation k Insurance Reimbursements 

Ambulance 

Miscellaneous 

Rentals 

Overestimates 

Voted from Available Funds 



4,080,573.00 
508,482.00 
8,300.00 
66,205.00 
24,456.00 
48,040.00 
77,434.00 
8,188.00 
4,496.00 
18,119.00 
369,702.00 
100,478.00 
391,631.00 
24,868.00 
24,976.00 
4,649.00 
3,300.00 
20,179.00 
1,406,075.00 



7,190,151.00 
$ 12,784,829.00 



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Personal Property 
Real Estate: 



$ 10,832,528.00 % 24.68 p/m 



$ 267,305.21 



Residential 

Commercial 

Industrial 



331,018,200.00 
50,256,200.00 
189,400,000.00 



§ 19.95 p/m 
8 24.68 p/m 
§ 24.68 p/m 



6,603,581.52 
1,240,153.98 
4,673,788.29 
$12,784,829.00 



Items not entering into the determination of the Tax Rate: 

1. Betterments and Special Assessments added to taxes: 

a. Street Betterments and Interest $ 13,602.53 

h. Water Betterments and Interest 8,599.60 
c. Sewer Betterments and Interest 5,608.67 



2. Liens added to Taxes: 



a. Water 54,940.26 

b. Sewer 878.41 

c. Electric Liens 1,682.73 85,312.20 

$12,870,141.20 



Board of Registrars 



In accordance with Section 1, Chapter 3 of the Town By-Laws, meetings of the Board of Registrars were held on 
the second Monday of each month for the registration of voters and to conduct business. Under Chapter 616 of 
the Acts of 1958, these meetings were open to the public and press, and it is so posted in the Town Hall. 

The Board held registration periods as are required by law for the Annual Town Election 5 Town Meeting of 
Apri] 16, 1983, the Special Town Meetings of March 28, May 16 f, 17, September 19, October 24, and the Special 
Town Election of November 22, all in 1983. 

The Town Clerk attended most of the conferences in order to keep up with the changing election laws. 
The 1983 calendar year ended with 9,193 registered voters. 

The Board of Registrars urges all citizens of the Town to please return CENSUS forms each year for a true 
census count. A true census is an asset to the Town. 



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Town Clerk 



Vital Statistics - Chapter 46, General Laws as amended: 

Births - Final figure for 1982 214 
Births - Actually recorded for 1983 207 

Marriage Intentions recorded for 1983 158 
Marriage recorded for 1983 156 

Deaths recorded for 1983 121 

Chapter 46, Section 15: 

The Town Clerk will furnish to parents, householders, physicians, and registered hospital medical officers 
applying therefor, blanks for the return of births as required by law. 

Chapter 207, Sections 19,20 5 40: 

Chapter 718, Acts of 1979 made changes to Sections 19, 20 and 40. Couples intending to marry are advised to 
inquire at this office regarding these changes. 

Chapter 207, Section 45: 

This chapter provides for the availablility of marriage records: 
Chapter 114, Section 45, 46: 

Forty-seven burial permits have been issued by the Town Clerk as Special Agent to the Board of Health for 
the year. Seven out-of state deaths were reported and filed in this office. Twenty Wilmington Veterans 
were buried in Wildwood Cemetery. 

TOWN RECORDS 

Permits and Certificates of Registration for the Storage of Inflammables: 

Inflammable permits are issued by the Board of Selectmen through the Town Clerk. Notice is sent to owner or 
occupant of the land where the storage is located on or about March 15th for renewal by April 30th of each 
year. If not registered on time or failure to comply with the Boards regulations may result in revocation 
of the permit after a public hearing. 

One hundred and nine Flammable permits were issued during the year. 
Permits § Recordings: 

Uniform Commerical Code recordings 407 Business Certificates issued 56 

Uniform Commerical Code terminations 44 Business withdrawals 

Federal Lien recordings 6 Fish and Wildlife licenses 986 

Federal Lien releases Pole locations 9 

Dog licenses issued 1,517 Medical registrations 11 

Duplicate dog tags 15 Raffle $ Bazaar permits 13 

Other Services: 

By virtue of her office, the Town Clerk is clerk to the Board of Registrars. 

In this capacity, she has met with the Board of Registrars on a regular monthly meeting night as well as 
special meetings, kept the minutes of same up to date, supervised the Annual Town Census by mail, kept the 
voting list up-to-date, and registered voters during the regular office hours of the Town Clerk. She also 
meets with the Board for Special evening sessions to register voters and to certify nomination papers for 
cand idates. 



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Fire Department 



It is my pleasure to submit the following Annual Report of operations, activities, and to reflect the 
accomplishments of the Wilmington Fire Department during the year 1983. 

The manual force consists of Chief, two Deputy Chiefs, four Lieutenants and twenty-eight Privates. There is 
a call force of twelve members. The department responded to a total of one thousand five hundred 
ninety -eight (1,598) calls during 1983. 

Residential Buildings 10 Out of Town Assistance 15 

Commercial Buildings 2 False Alarms or Needless Calls 159 

Chimney, Fireplaces § Woodburning Stoves 20 Rescue and Ambulance 799 

Vehicles 73 Service Calls 275 

Brush, Grass, or Rubbish 245 

Estimated value of property endangered was $10,163,550. Estimated property loss was $176,500. 

The following is a list of permits issued: 



Smoke Detectors 


260 


$1 , 300 


Oil Burners 


90 


450 


Propane 


38 


190 


Blasting 


33 


165 


Fire Report 


11 


55 


Smokeless Powder 


2 


10 


Flammable Liquids 


28 


140 


Black Powder 


2 


10 


Trans, of Flammable Liquids 


4 


20 


Underground Tanks 


3 


15 


Fireworks 


1 


25 


Model Rocket 


3 


15 


Gun Powder 


1 


5 


Fire Alarm 


10 


50 


Total 




$2,450 



As required by law, inspections of all schools, public buildings, and all flammable storage were made. 

The Fire Alarm division made all necessary repairs to the fire alarm system testing of all fire alarm boxes 
for proper operation and maintenance of all working parts. Ninety-two changeovers were made to new poles. 
Replacement of old wire with new R.C. wire. Put up one mile of new R.C. wire on Andover Street. Inspected 
new installation for proper apparatus to be used in conjunction with the municipal system. 

I wish to extend my thanks to the staff and members of the Wilmington Fire Department for their support 
during 1983. 



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Department of Public Works 



In accordance with the By-Laws of the Town of Wilmington, I hereby respectfully submit the Annual Report on 
the activities of the Wilmington Department of Public Works for the year 1983 

In October, 1983, the duties and responsibilities of the Grounds Department, which was under the control of 
the Public Buildings Department, was consolidated into the Department of Public Works. We now have four (4) 
divisions in the Department of Public Works: Highway, Tree, Cemetery and Parks § Grounds. The coordinating 
of all activities of the divisions within the Department of Public Works will allow the Town the optimum use 
of equipment, manpower and materials. 

HIGHWAY DIVISION 

All the regular highway maintenance work was carried out during the year, such as sweeping streets, erection 
of street and warning signs, patching streets, cleaning catch basins, picking up trash along our roadsides, 
painting and replacing guardrails, etc. 

Drainage 

Drainage systems were installed, repaired or extended on the following streets: Parker § Adams Street (not 
finished), Cypress Street, Oakdale Road, Deming Way, Adelaide Street, Chestnut Street, Glen Road and Carter 
Lane. Many more drainage problems still exist. A study is being done by the Engineering Department to 
resolve these problems. 

Snow § Ice Removal 

The Highway Division recorded 55 3/4" of snow, which is above average snowfall for the area. Snow and ice 
removal still remains a major and very expensive problem. 

Chapter 90 Maintenance 5 Hot Top Program 

Middlesex Avenue from Woburn Street to the North Reading line was upgraded under this program. 

TREE DIVISION 

The Tree Division carried out its routine work trimming, cutting and removing trees on various streets. We 
had to remove 70 roadside trees that were dead or interfered with public safety. Hornets' nests were 
removed upon request from residents. 

Dutch Elm Disease 

Elm tree samples were taken and sent to the University of Massachusetts for testing. As a result, we 
removed nine (9) diseased trees« 

Insect Pest Control 

As in the past, spraying was done to try to control gypsy moth, elm leaf beetles, ticks, clinch bugs, 
Japanese beetles, pine saw flies, Eastern tent caterpillars and the fall web worms. Spraying was also done 
to control the spread of poison ivy. 

Mosquito Control 

Mosquito control as in the past was done between the hours of 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. with a U.L.V. 
generator. Larvaecide was put in all trapped water holes. 

CEMETERY DIVISION 

All regular maintenance was carried out throughout the year, such as mowing grass, winter graves were loamed 
and seeded, weeding, trimming and foundations were installed for monuments, etc. 

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CEMETERY DIVISION (continued) 



Cemetery employees reset monuments that were tipped over by vandals. 



This year all grave flush markers were raised to ground level. 



All Veterans' Parks in the Town were maintained throughout the year. 



Burials 



Receipts 



Died in Wilmington 
Died elsewhere 
Non-residents 
Cremations 
Transfers 



17 
46 
38 
10 

3 

114 



Interments 

Foundations for monuments 

Affidavits 

Deeds 

Copy of deed 



$14,505.00 
2,177.75 



10.00 
73.00 
4.00 



$16,769.75 



Reserve 



Trust Fund 



Sale of Lots 



$15,519.00 



Perpetual Care 



$16,494.00 



PARKS AND GROUNDS DIVISION 



The Town beach area was upgraded again this year with the removal of subsoil and replaced with sand. The 
beach areas were raked and kept clean for summer use. 

Little League Park: New drains were put in under the infield to allow for better drainage. We kept the 
park mowed and the diamond graded and rolled during the season. 

The Town Common § Rotary Park were kept mowed and free of litter. 

A new Veterans' Park dedicated in memory of John Fullerton, Jr., was constructed at Silver Lake. 

Started construction of new ballfields behind the Glen Road School. This project will be finished in the 
spring. 

In concluding my report, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Police Department for keeping us 
informed during the winter months of the road conditions between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. 
weekdays, weekends and holidays; the Water Department for their help during snow storms, and all the various 
departments for the cooperation extended during the year. I would also like to thank the Town Manager and 
Board of Selectmen for their support throughout the year. Last, but not least, to the employees of the four 
divisons of the Department of Public Works who made 1983 a very productive year, my sincere thanks and 
appreciation. 



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Police Department 



The enclosed statistical report represents the total for all crimes, complaints and incidents reported 
during 1983; and, for the most part the corresponding enforcement efforts of the Wilmington Police 
Department. During 1983 the total numher of complaints, and incidents reported to the Police Department 
decreased hy 32 complaints from 11,494 in 1982 to 11,462 during 1983. For the most part this slight 
decrease is spread throughout the various classifications for crimes and complaints. The only major crime 
category showing an increase was sex related offenses which increased by 48% from 31 in 1982 to 46 during 
1983. 

Motor vehicle accidents continues to be a serious community problem. Total accidents increased by 20 from 
1,156 in 1982 to 1,176 during 1983. Although this increase is relatively small, it is very significant in 
light of the departments traffic enforcement efforts during 1983. The total number of motor vehicle 
violations cited during 1983 increased by 98% from 1,045 in 1982 to 2,065 in 1983. The major part of this 
increase, resulted from radar assignments which increased the number of speeding violations cited by 222% 
from 328 in 1982 to 1,056 in 1983. Another significant increase was the number of arrests for operating 
under the influence of alcohol which increased by 31% from 85 in 1982 to 112 during 1983. Due to the 
seriousness of this problem the Police Department will continue to make highway safety a top priority during 
1984. 

The department makes note of some personnel changes during 1983. Patrolman Joseph Cuoco retired after more 
than thirty years of service with the department. We all wish Joe health and happiness in his retirement. 

Also during 1983 Patrolmen James Peterson, Maureen Matarese and Steven LaRivee were appointed to the police 
department. 

Wilmington, this year was instrumental in establishing the Northeast Regional Police Institute, located on 
the Tewksbury Hospital grounds. The Institute is designed to provide in-service training to over 700 police 
officers from the seventeen member cities and towns. Courses include Criminal Law, Officer Survival 
Techniques, Crime Scene Search, Civil Liability, Motor Vehicle Law Updates, Stress and Crisis Intervention 
and much more. All officers are required to attend a one week session every year to bring them up to date 
in the latest changes in the law. 

In closing this report I want to thank the Town Manager, the Board of Selectmen, all other boards and 
committees, all department heads and their workers for their support and cooperation in 1983. 

A special note of thanks to the staff and members of the Wilmington Police Department, for without their 
support and continuing efforts none of our accomplishments could have been realized. 



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WILMINGTON POLICE 



ARRESTS: 

Assault § Battery 34 

Breaking § Entering 19 

Curfew Violations 1 

Disorderly 5 

Forgery 1 

Fraud 28 

Larceny 39 

Larceny of Motor Vehicle 6 

Liquor Laws 28 

Malicious Damage 24 

Narcotics 65 

Non-Support 1 

Rape 1 
Receiving Stolen Property 

Robbery 3 

Sex Offenses 8 

Juveniles 91 

Other _23 

Total Arrests 393 

PROTECTIVE CUSTODY: 

Age: 

11/12 2 

13/14 6 

15 10 

16 10 

17 22 
Total Under Age 18 "5TJ 

18 16 

19 19 

20 22 

21 13 

22 11 

23 8 

24 6 
25/29 22 
30/34 12 
35/39 15 
40/44 15 
45/49 5 
50/54 7 
55/59 2 
60 and Over 4 

177 

Total Protective Custody 227 
INCIDENTS REPORTED: 

Alarms Responded to 1,488 

Disturbances 2,551 

Domestic Problems 336 

Emergencies Responded to 166 

Fires Responded to 130 

Juveniles 1,816 

Missing Persons (all returned) 30 

Prowlers Reported 74 

Miscellaneous 4,056 

Motor Vehicle Accidents 1,176 

Cruisers Dispatched 7,530 



- 1983 STATISTICS 

MOTOR VEHICLE VIOLATIONS: 

Drivers License Violations 73 

Endangering 37 

Leaving the Scene After Property Damage 8 

Operating Under the Influence 112 

Unregistered /Uninsured 83 

Speed 1,056 

Other 696 

Total Violations 2,065 

CITATIONS ISSUED: 

Warnings 485 

Complaints 183 

Non-Criminal 822 

Arrests 133 

Total Citations 1,623 

CRIMES REPORTED: 

Arson § Bomb (threats) 6 

Assault § Battery: 

Firearm 1 

Knife 1 

Other Weapons 13 

Hands, Fists, etc. 26 

Simple Assault _4 

Total Assaults 45 

Breaking 5 Entering: 

By Force 158 

No Force Used 7 

Attempted B § E 35 

Total B § E 7UU 

Robbery: 

Firearm 1 

Knife 1 

Other Weapon 1 

Strong Arm 1 

Total Robberies 4 

Sex Crimes: 

Rape 5 

Indecent Exposure 11 

Indecent A f, B 10 

Other 20 

Total 46 

Larcenies: 

Pocket Picking 2 

Purse Snatching 9 

Shoplifting 27 

From Motor Vehicles 89 

M/V Parts f 7 Accessories 42 

Bicycles 53 

From Buildings 40 

Other 105 

Total Larcenies 36 7 



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POLICE DEPARTMENT STATISTICS (continued) 



Motor Vehicles Stolen: 

Autos 49 

Trucks f 7 Buses 9 

Other Vehicles 9 

Total Stolen M/Vs VT 

Recovered Motor Vehicles: 

Stolen Wilmington-Recovered in Wilm. 18 

Stolen Wilmington-Recovered Out of Town 39 

Stolen Out of Town -Re cove red by Wilm. 45 

Total Recovered M/Vs 102 



OTHER DEPARTMENT FUNCTIONS : 



Restraining Orders Served 57 

Parking Tickets Issued 360 

Firearms Ident. Cards Issued 127 

License to Carry Issued 356 

Dealers Permits for Sale of Firearms/ 5 

Ammun i t i on/Gunsm i th 

Permits for Machine Gun 1 

Reports to Insurance Co., f, Attorneys 444 



Permanent Building Committee 



The Permanent Building Committee spent the year actively pursuing plans to renovate the High School. 

To that end, we held 30 committee meetings and in addition, met with the Board of Selectmen, Finance 
Committee, School Committee, Recreation Department and School Building Assistance Bureau (SBAB), for the 
purpose of formulating plans and design. 

At the Annua] Town Meeting on April 23, 1983, the PBC presented a motion to have the Town appropriate 
$35,000 to obtain the services of an architect to prepare preliminary design plans for the renovation 
project of the High School. 

After the appropriation was approved, the PBC proceeded to follow the State guidelines for selecting an 
Architect. After an extensive selection process, the Committee, on June 8th, voted to retain the services 
of the Design Partnership of Cambridge. 

Throughout the summer, the PBC met regularly to formulate preliminary design plans and budget costs for the 
project. After many long working sessions, plans were submitted to the SBAB and the Town on September 7th. 
A budget of $6.5 million was submitted for the total project. The project consisted of renovations to the 
existing building and additions to the gym, cafeteria and ] ibrary/art facilities. 

Pamphlets were prepared by the PBC and sent to each household describing the project in detail in the hopes 
that each registered voter would be knowledgeable of the project. The PBC members attended PAC meetings at 
each school to describe the project. In addition, a Public Hearing was held on October 17th for 
informational purposes. 

On October 25, 1983, a Special Town Meeting was held at which the PBC presented their proposed 
improvements. An amendment to the article was made by the Board of Selectmen to increase the scope of work 
by adding an expanded gymnasium to the original plan, thus increasing the bonding amount to $7.25 million. 
The article was approved as amended by the voters. 

Since the bonding of the project exceeded the limits of Proposition 2 1/2, a Special Election had to take 
place for an override in order to allow the town to bond for the proiect. On November 22, 1983 a Special 
Election was held. Unfortunately, the townspeople refused to override Prop. 2 1/2 for this one project 
only, and therefore, the plans for final design had ceased. Plans are now being formulated by the PBC to 
re-evaluate their preliminary design and return to the Annual Town Meeting with another article. 

It is the feeling of the Committee that improvements are needed at the the High School and we will spend 
1984 attempting to get the voter's approval so work can begin. 



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Conservation Commission 



In its twentieth year of active service to the town, the Wilmington Conservation Commission's busy schedule 
included 27 regular meetings, 29 Wetland Protection Act hearings, and over 1,000 on-site inspections. 
Members have attended various conferences with the Department of Environmental Quality Engineering in Boston 
and Woburn and numerous on-site inspections with DEQE officials, Army Corp of Engineers, and MEPA 
officials. In addition to actual hearings, and as a courtesy, much of the Commission's time is spent in 
consultations and on-site review with prospective applicants at their request, and as a means of explaining 
wetland considerations. 

In order to encourage cooperation and maintain communication on projects of mutual concern, members attend 
many meetings of other boards. On a regional basis, participation and membership in a number of 
environmentally related organizations, such as, Massachusetts Associations of Conservation Commissions, 
Environmental Lobby of Massachusetts, Conservation Law Foundation, Ipswich River Watershed, Mystic River 
Watershed, all provide valuable information and opportunities for exchange of ideas and sources of help, 
which enables the Commission to carry out its responsibilities more effectively. 

New Wetlands Protection Act Regulations under Massachusetts G.L. Chapter 131, section 40 went into effect on 
April 1, 1983. There were various meetings with DEQE, as well as MACC, both prior and since the regulations 
became effective. Emphasis were stressed on the increased responsibilities on the applicant's engineers to 
present complete and accurate site designs to satisfy all criteria and calculations set forth in the new 
regulations. Conservation Commissioners were advised that their responsibilities would require increased 
technical awareness in evaluating the scientific evidence presented by an applicant in order for them to 
apply the legal presumptions set forth in the "new regs". 

To basically summarize, it was clear and evident that there would be less flexibility, both for applicants 
and for the Conservation Commission. Improperly designed projects and projects that do not conform to the 
new regulations will have to be denied. 

The Commission and the town would like to thank individuals who have donated land to the town specifying its 
use for conservation and thus assured that the land will remain in its natural condition, while receiving 
certain tax benefits as a result of the gift. This year the town received gifts of land totaling 
approximately 12 acres from the MacDougall ' s , Babine's and Smith's. 

We wish to thank all the concerned individuals who have generously assisted the Commission to carry out its 
duties and responsibilities in the past year. 



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Water and Sewer Department 



PUMPING STATISTICS 



WATER SUPPLY 
Maximum Gallons 
Per Day 


1979 
4,065,000 


1980 
3,666,000 


1981 
4,218,000 


1982 
4,450,000 


1983 
4,326,500 


Maximum Gallons 
Per Week 


19,732,000 


23,218,000 


24,887,000 


26,692,700 


26,660,900 


Maximum Gallons 
Per Month 


105,641,000 


97,731,000 


100,441,000 


101,011,700 


104,475,400 


Average Gallons 
Per Day 


2,954,000 


2,848,000 


2,901,976 


3,772,883 


2,980,879 


Average Gallons 
Per Month 


89,870,416 


86,620,000 


88,268,441 


92,488,167 


90,668,408 


Total Gallons 
Per Year 


1,078,445,00 1,039,440,000 


1,059,221,300 


1,108,858,100 


1,088,020,900 


Annual Rainfall 


45.47" 
CONSUMPTION 


37.72" 
STATISTICS - 


42.82" 

GALLONS 


46.28" 


57.33" 


Residential Use* 


335,287,725 


346,379,925 


352,998,750 


363,966,930 


427,627,545 


Percent of Total 


40.0% 


41.5% 


43.0% 


44.3% 


49.5% 


Industrial Use 


492,740,925 


487,441,200 


466,973,085 


456,183,090 


435,669,405 


Percent of Total 


59.0% 


58.4% 


56.9% 


55.6% 


50.5% 


Total Water Metered 


828,028,650 


833,821,125 


819,971,835 


820,150,020 


863,296,950 


Percent of Water Pumped** 


77 . 0% 


80.3% 


77.4% 


73.9% 


79.3% 


*Residential use includes sm c 


ill commercial users 


that is, all 


water passing 


through 5/8" meters only. 



**The difference between the water pumped and the water metered, 224,723,950 gallons in 1983, represents 
water used for flushing of water mains, for fires and other hydrant uses, and water lost due to breaks and 
leakage throughout the system. 



The Water Treatment Plant supplied approximately 50% of the total water pumped. Water was supplied to the 
Town of Tewksbury throughout the entire year. 

Since 1979 industrial consumption has decreased and now accounts for 50 percent of all water used versus 60 
percent in 1979. 



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WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM 



The following new mains were constructed during 1983: 



Street 



No. of Feet 



Size 



Hydrants 



Aldrich Road 
Garden Avenue 
Beverly Avenue 
Woburn Street 
Blanchard Road 
Mozart Avenue 
Carmel Street 



571' 
190' 
310' 
30' 
750' 
600' 
222' 
507' 



6" 
6" 
6" 
6" 
8" 
8" 
8" 
6" 



1 

1 

2 
1 

1 



West Street Ext. 



In addition to the above, construction began on the replacement of undersized mains in North Wilmington. The 
cost of the construction is $521,000. The project, which is being partially financed by a grant from the 
State, will be completed in the spring of 1984. 

A leak detection survey of the water system was conducted in 1983. Minimal leaks were detected and 
subsequently repaired. 

444 tamper-proof meters were installed in 1983 continuing our conversion program to this type of meter 
throughout the Town. 



Our townwide Hydrogeological Study was completed. We began a feasibility study for a new water treatment 
plant in North Wilmington. This study will serve as the basis for design of the facility. An article was 
submitted at a Special Town Meeting in the fall to sell a parcel of land on Route #125 in North Wilmington. 
The proceeds from this sale were going to be used to help finance construction of the proposed Water 
Treatment Plant. Unfortunately the sale did not receive the necessary two-thirds vote for passage. We have 
applied for a State grant to purchase aquifer protection land around one of our well sites. 

In 1983 aerial photographs of the entire town were flown at the expense of the Water Department. 



In the spring we began accepting applications to tie into the new sewer system. The Town won the arbitration 
suit against the contractor on Contract #2. 



WATER QUALITY 



SEWER SYSTEM 



The septage Station on Main Street was opened on June 6, 1983 and is used as a dumping station for the 
septage haulers. 



Council on Aging 



Many programs and social services have been developed over the years for the elderly citizens of Wilmington. 
In the year 1983 new services have been added and old ones have been improved. With a continual increase in 
the cost of necessities of life, the older people are turning more and more to the Council on Aging for help. 

Members of the Council on Aging are appointed to serve the elderly by the Board of Selectmen. The Board is 
comprised of men and women, young and old. In 1983 the Council on Aging under the Chairmanship of Josephine 
Kelley, Vice Chairman Margaret McNeill, Secretary Ann Knowlton, Treasurer Lillian Brown are happy they were 
able to assist the elderly in many areas of need this year. 

Funding to meet the needs of the elderly were obtained from the Council on Aging budget voted upon at the 
Annual Town Meeting and the following: 

$ 92,250 Fuel assistance, oil burner repairs and weatherization from the Federal and 

State Fuel Assistance Program. 

$130,450 In-home care services for our ill and frail elders confined to their homes 

•from Minuteman Homecare Corporation. 

$ 11,480 Legal help from the Cambridge/Somerville Elderly Legal Services. 

$ 15,000 Council on Aging budget for the Elderly Hot Lunch Program. 10,156 hot 

meals were delivered to shut-in elders and 4,757 meals were served to 
seniors at the West Intermediate School Lunch site. 



Visiting nurse care was provided by the Stoneham Visiting Nurse Association. 

The Council applied and received from the Department of Elder Affairs in 1983 a Grant of $1,671.00. The 
money was used to purchase new furniture for our Medical Room, allowing us to expand our Health Clinic. 
Board of Health nurse Abbie Radley checked 480 blood pressures, gave 77 diabetic test, 110 flu and 13 
pneumonia shots. Podiatrist Dr. Kenneth Leavitt checked the feet of 32 seniors. Fred Gerulskis, hearing 
aid specialist, checked the hearing of 63 seniors and Optometrist Dr. Paul Gould checked the eyes of 24 
seniors. 

The Council on Aging operates a minibus for the elderly. This year we transported seniors (8,480) to 
doctors, dentist, hospitals and other elderly related travel. 

The elderly people join together at the Senior Citizen Drop- in -Center. The Center has been generously 
donated to the seniors by Mr. Mike Demoulas of Demoulas Supermarkets. In the year 1983, help and 
companionship was sought 23,281 times at the Drop- in-Center. 

The Coordinator works out of the Drop-in-Center helping seniors seeking counseling, homemaking, visiting 
nurses, chore workers, food stamps, Medicaid, Social Security, and S.S.I. (Supplement Social Security 
Income). She also oversees the operation of programs implemented to keep our seniors active and healthy 
with activities such as bowling, walking, exercise, dancing, swimming, bi-monthly whist parties, arts and 
crafts sessions and a monthly therapeutic social. 

Programs have also been organized for our seniors living alone and confined to their homes or nursing 
homes. The purpose of Vial of Life, Friendly Visitors, Widows to Widows, Sunshine Ladies, S. P.A.N. (Senior 
Postal Alert Network) and Senior Volunteers is to let our shut-ins know they are not forgotten 



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The Council is very grateful for all the donations received in 1983. Meeting the needs of the Town elders 
was made easier by the following donations: A Senior Center donated by Mr. Mike Demoulas, all plastic 
articles for the Center from Sweetheart Plastic Company, sugar and table napkins from Diamond Crystal Salt 
Compnay, food for Christmas baskets from the employees of Compugraphic Corporation, mimeograph machine from 
Olin Corporation, Christmas gifts from the students of Wilmington High School, daily supply of pastries from 
the Yum Yum Shop, bulletin boards from the Shawsheen Valley Technical High School, donations of money from 
the Rotary and Kiwanis for the bi-monthly whist parties, Christmas donations of money and food for our 
shut-ins from Mr. John Lucci, Father Reynolds of St. Thomas Parish and the Police Department. 

Dinner socials were received from Sweetheart Plastic Company, Tewksbury -Wilmington Elks, Kiwanis Club, 
American Legion Post 136, Father McAndrews of St. Dorothy's Parish and the Women's Club of St. Thomas. 



Town Engineer 



I hereby submit the Annual Report for the Engineering Department for the year 1983. 
Evaluation of Work Load 

An examination of the work load for the Engineering Department reveals that we spent our time this year as 
follows: 151 Highway Department, Construction Projects; 20% Water and Sewer Board, Construction Projects; 
30% Planning Board, Subdivisions; 15% Town Wide and Future Projects; 10% Town Manager and Selectmen; 10% All 
Others. 

In-House Procedures 

The up-dating of Assessors' maps continues to be a problem which requires a large part of our time. Current 
up-dated Assessors' maps are a valuable tool for the town's citizens and other town departments, boards and 
commissions. 

Projects for the Year 

Subdivision streets started in the early 1970' s which have been substantially completed in the past year 
were Andrew Street, Houghton Road, Jewel Drive, Jonspin Road, and Upton Drive. In addition, several streets 
constructed each year under Official Map Variances and adding the newly adopted site plan review will 
require more departmental inspection time. 

Conclusion 

The department continues to adjust time and resource priorities to better serve town-wide interests. 



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Public Buildings Department 



Major projects accomplished during 1983 were: 

Additional electrical outlets and wiring was provided for computers at the High School, North Intermediate 
and West Intermediate Schools. 

The sound system was set up and operated for the Annual Town Meeting and Special Town Meetings. 

Voting machines were programmed and set up for the Town election and override vote. Maintenance personnel 
acted as voting machine mechanics. 

New kitchen cabinets, ceilings and lighting were installed on the second floor of the Fire Station. 

The Swain School was closed, furniture, equipment and supplies were moved to other buildings. 

Asbestos was removed from ceilings at the Boutwell Street School and the building was repaired prior to 
leasing the building to the First Baptist Church. 

Asbestos in ceilings at the Wildwood Street School was encapsulated. 

A press box and broadcast tower was built at the High School football field. 

On October 1, the Grounds Crew was transferred to the Department of Public Works, along with the 
responsibilities for maintenance of grounds and athletic fields. 

Work was started on converting the Glen Road School to the Town Hall. The transfer is expected in the spring. 

The small cafeteria in the High School was divided with a concrete block wall to provide space for the 
Universal Gym and other exercise equipment. 

Many thanks to the personnel of the Public Buildings Department for a job well done during 1983. 

Also, my appreciation to those departments that provided assistance to the Public Buildings Department during 
1983. 



2 b 



Inspector of Buildings 







1981 




1982 




1983 




No. 


Valuation 


No. 


Valuation 


No. 


Valuation 


Dwelling (single family) 


24 


$ 996,000 


37 


$ 1,608,000 


64 


$ 3,172,000 


Res ident i al Garages 


13 


67, 500 


13 


90 400 


15 


133 500 


Additions ^ Alterations (res. ) 


135 




137 


843 150 


192 


i wa Ann 






$ 1,872,400 




$ 2,541,550 




$ 4,639,900 


Industrial Buildings 


11 


$ 4,985,000 


8 


$ 6,266,550 


16 


$17,896,000 


Commercial Buildings 


2 


115,000 







5 


414,000 


Additions 5 Alterations (non-res.) 


23 


2,057,900 


27 


10,576,900 


41 


2,992,200 


Swimming Pools 


48 


205,000 


36 


164,150 


37 


168,600 


Signs 


15 


10,200 


19 


33,750 


15 


15,500 


Utility Buildings 












1 


25,000 


Office Buildings 







1 


151,000 


1 


290,000 


Sheds § Barns 


5 


9,500 


7 


31,500 


7 


8,200 


Wood Burning Stoves 


109 


54,500 


73 


45,000 


52 


26,000 






$ 7,437,100 




$17,268,850 




$21,835,500 






$ 9,309,500 




$19,810,400 




$26,475,400 


Renewals 


4 




4 




10 




Demol itions 


5 


$ 13,600 


10 


$ 75,100 


6 


$ 23,300 


Fire Damage 


7 


68,000 


3 


37,000 


2 


47,000 


Foundations 


10 


44,000 


29 


440,500 


54 


153,000 




411 


$ 125,600 


404 


$ 552,600 


518 


$ 223.300 



REPORT OF FEES RECEIVED AND TURNED OVER TO TREASURER: 



Building Permits 
Wiring Permits 
Gas Permits 
Plumbing Permits 

Day Care Center Cert. (insp. fees) 
Ind. Elec. Permits (annual charge) 
Elevator Certification (insp. fees) 



406 


$23,281.00 


404 


$37,427.50 


515 


$71,997.50 


352 


7,067.50 


268 


5,182.00 


268 


8,304.00 


145 


1,610.00 


111 


1,118.50 


115 


J,494.50 


121 


1,256.50 


113 


1,368.50 


168 


1,836.50 


3 


100.00 


9 


250.00 


5 


185.00 


17 


1,360.00 


24 


1,920.00 


17 


1,360.00 










6 


323.00 


TT044 


$34,675.00 


929 


$47,266. 50 


1,094 


$85,500.50 



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Library Trustees 



During the year 1983, despite severe cuts in the budget allowed, it is the belief of the Board of Trustees 
that an acceptable level of library service has been maintained. We are not satisfied with this level of 
service, particularly in the area of the hours that the library is open to the public, but we realize that 
we must live within the constraints of the budget and we will continue to do so. 

The erosion of our purchasing power in the areas of materials and books (31 percent since 1980), due 
primarily to inflation has been felt by the Library, as well as each and every one of us as individuals. 
But this is not, in our opinion, to be considered as an excuse to reduce the service which should be 
supplied to the taxpayers of Wilmington. Alternative measures must be implemented. These measures are 
available. For example, a computer tie-in with the Andover library could make instantly available the books 
available to the residents of both towns, thus resulting in a reduction in the cost of purchasing books for 
both towns. It is our hope that the support of the town will make this possible in the near future. 

We are extremely proud in the quality and dedication of the library staff and in its Director, with an 
average of over ten years of service to the town for all employees. Without them, Wilmington would have no 
Library, instead of the excellent one we have. 



Library Director 



In accordance with the statutes of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the By-Laws of the Town of 
Wilmington, the annual report of the Memorial Library with its compilation of statistics for 1983 is 
submitted herewith. 

The pattern set in 1981 continued with an erosion of purchasing power, and a continuation of the restraints 
of municipal economics. The budget for library materials was 31% less than in 1980; and $1.32 was needed to 
do the work of $1.00. 

Overall circulation declined by 3,120, while the 1983 summer reading program entitled "Rainbow" generated 
the highest recorded circulation and attendance for the Children's Department. Reference and reader service 
statistics increased to 6,843. The Circulation Department processed 3,822 reserve requests; and mailed 
4,195 notices involving 7,840 overdue items. The sum of $4,495.50 in receipts was transfered to the Town 
Treasurer. 

The Town of Wilmington has a considerable investment in its physical plant, in its book stock; and, yes, in 
its library staff. The average length of service of the seven full-time staff members is 9.86 years, with 
the majority serving over ten years. The Library Director gratefully acknowledges the staff's dedication 
and commitment. 

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Library Statistics for 1983 



Number of days open during 1983 
Hours open each week 

Holdings: 
Books 

Newspapers 
Periodical Titles 
Microfilm/fiche Titles 

Number of volumes beginning: 
Number of volumes purchased: 
Number of volumes added as gifts: 
Number of volumes withdrawn 
Number of volumes at end of year 

1983 Town Census: 
Circulation 1983: 
Circulation per capita: 

Retrospective Circulation: 
1978 
1979 
1980 
1981 
1982 

Registered Library patrons: 
Non-resident patrons: 
Resident patrons: 

Circulation control statistics: 
Reserves processed: 
Service charge notices sent: 
Number of items involved: 

Reference and Reader Service statistics 1983: 
Retrospective statistics: 
1978 
1979 
1980 
1981 
1982 

Interlibrary loans: 

Request to other libraries: 
Received from other libraries 

Expenditures for 1983: 
Per capita: 

Receipts transferred to Town Treasurer 



293 

(summer) 57 
(winter) 61 

76,902 
11 
194 
38 

74,931 
2,397 
64 
490 
76,902 

18,000 
120,259 
6.68 



129,828 
138,380 
137,169 
124,891 
121,771 

15,673 

2,651 
13,022 



3,822 
4,195 
7,840 

6,843 

6,006 
6,744 
8,094 
7,069 
6,510 



216 
97 

$ 182,516 
$ 10.14 
$4,495.50 



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Planning Board 



The Wilmington Planning Board is established pursuant to Mass. General Laws, Chapter 41 and consists of five 
volunteer members appointed by the Town Manager under the provisions of Chapter 592, Section 12 An Act 
Establishing a Town Manager Form of Government for the Town of Wilmington. 

Joining the Board in January of 1983 were two new members, Carole S. Hamilton and Albert F. Reidy, Jr. In 
June, however, the Board reluctantly accepted the resignation of Arnold C. Blake who over the past five 
years was a great asset to the Planning Board. The Planning Board continues to meet weekly on Tuesday 
evenings in the Town Hall Annex with the Planning Coordinator maintaining office hours four days per week. 

SUBDIVISION CONTROL: 

1983 saw a resurgence of subdivision activity in the Town of Wilmington. In accordance with Mass. G.L. 
c. 41 and the Rules and Regulations Governing the Subdivision of Land in the Town of Wilmington, the 
Planning Board ws kept busy reviewing the following plans: 

Thirty-seven (37) Plans Believed Not to Require Approval were submitted; the Planning Board found that 35 
plans did not require approval under the Subdivision Control Law and therefore were endorsed; 1 plan was 
withdrawn without prejudice and 1 plan was found to require approval and therefore was denied for cause. 

The Board collected a total of $5,868.40 in filing fees from the following new subdivisions proposed for the 
Town of Wilmington: 

. Babcock Estates Preliminary Subdivision Plan - A three lot subdivision off Nickerson Avenue was 
approved with conditions. 

. Oakland Park Preliminary Subdivision Plan - A seven lot subdivision off Nichols Street, was approved 
with conditions. 

. Blanchard Road Definitive Subdivision Plan - A nine lot subdivision off Kendall Street, was approved 
and endorsed. 

. Middlesex Pines Definitive Subdivision Plan - A ten lot subdivision off Middlesex Avenue, was 
approved with conditions. 

Great Neck Drive Definitive Subdivision Plan - A seven lot subdivision off Woburn Street, decision of 
the Board pending. 

ZONING: 

The Planning Board and the special Zoning Advisory Committee continued to hold informational and public 
hearings on the proposed New Zoning By-Law, which was subsequently adopted by the town at a Special Town 
Meeting in May. 

In accordance with Mass. G.L. c.40A, the Planning Board held required statutory public hearings on proposed 
amendments to the Zoning By-Law and Map and submitted formal reports and recommendations to Town Meeting as 
follows: 



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Proposed Zoning Planning Board Town Meeting 

Town Meeting Date Article Amendment Recommendat ions Act ion 



04- 


-23' 


-83 


- Annual 


20 


Rezone from SRA to GB - 
Lowell Street 


Approval 


So Voted 


04- 


•23- 


-83 


- Annual 


21 


Rezone from SRA and 
GB to IND - Concord St. 


Approval 


So Voted 


05- 


■16- 


-83 


- Special 


1 


Adopt new Zoning By- 
Law and Map 


Approval 


So Voted 


05- 


•16 


-83 


- Special 


2 


Add Sec. 7 PRD District 
to new Zoning By-Law 


Approval 


So Voted 


09- 


•19 


-83 


- Special 


2 


Rezone from R60 to GI - 
Ballardvale Street, 
Tambone 


Disapproval 

to GI - Approval 

to IP 


So Voted 


09- 


■19 


-83 


- Special 


3 


Rezone from R60 to GI - 
Ballardvale Street, 
Howlsnd 


Disapproval 

to GI - Approval 

to IP 


So Voted 


10- 


■24- 


-83 


- Special 


2 


Rezone from R60 § GI 
to IP - Rt.125 DRC 


Approval 


Lost 


10- 


-24' 


-83 


- Special 


6 


Rezone from R10 § R20 
§ GB to all GB Main St. , 
Wilmington Ford 


Approval 


Lost 



PARKING SITE PLAN REVIEW: 



The Board reviewed 15 parking plans under the old Zoning By-Law in 1983 and 8 Parking Site Plans in 
accordance wth Section 6.5 (Site Plan Review) of the New Zoning By-Law. Respective recommendations were 
made to the Town Engineer. 

SPECIAL STUDIES: 

In the summer of 1983, the Planning Board contracted the services of Planning Consultant, Kevin Hurley to 
prepare Rules and Regulations for the Planning Board Acting as a Special Permit Granting Authority for 
Planned Residential Developments; and to begin work on amending and updating the Rules and Regulations 
Governing the Subdivision of Land in the Town of Wilmington. 

The Planning Board wishes to extend their thanks to its advisor, the Town Engineer, Robert L. Higgins and 
its coordinator, Sandra L. Murphy for their assistance throughout the year. 



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Town Counsel 



In accordance with the requirements of the Town By-Law, I submit herewith my report as Town Counsel 
covering the year 1983. 

(a) On January 1, 1983, there were pending the following actions by or against the Town (exclusive of 
actions in which the Town was merely summoned as trustee, and in which it had no interest, and of tax lien 
foreclosure proceedings in the Land Court and petitions for abatement before the Appellate Tax Board*). 

Beatrice G. Swenson v. Town of Wilmington, et al , Middlesex Superior Court (petition for assessment of 
damages for land taking.) • 

Harvey Lobdell v. Board of Appeals , Middlesex Superior Court (petition in equity for appeal for variance 
by zoning by-laws. ) 

Andoniki Gaglione v. Thomas B. Brennan, et al , Middlesex Superior Court (petition for assessment of 
damages. ) 

Joseph Scaro, et al v. County of Middlesex , et al , Middlesex Superior Court (petition for assessment of 
damages for land taking.) 

John E. Hayward, et al v. County of Middlesex, et als , Middlesex Superior Court (petition for assessment 
of damages for land taking.) 

Robert Stevens, Tr. v. Town of Wilmington and Planning Board , Land Court (petition for registration and 
claim to Swain Court-private way. ) 

Sanborn Brothers, Inc. v. Town of Wilmington , District Court of Lowell (action for property 
damage-negligence. ) 

George Anderson, et al v. Town of Wilmington, et al , Fourth District Court of Eastern Middlesex (claim 
for personal injury. ) 

John E. Hayward, et al v. County of Middlesex, et als , Middlesex Superior Court (petition for assessment 
of damages for land taking.) 

School Teacher v. Wilmington School Committee , Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (complaint of 
discrimination as to benefits.) 

John J. Lyons, et al v. Town of Wilmington , Land Court (complaint to determine validity and extent of 
the zoning by-laws of the Town of Wilmington.) 

Frances Dec v. Town of Wilmington, et al , Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (complaint 
alleging sex discrimination.) 

Dorothy A. Cosman v. Town of Wilmington , Middlesex Superior Court (claim for personal injury.) 

Fosters Pond Improvement Association, Inc., et als v. Aldo Caira, et als , Middlesex Superior Court 
(action in the nature of certiorari for decision of Board of Selectmen granting earth removal permit.) 

Ruth J. Gronemeyer, Exec, v. George R. Allen, et al , Middlesex Superior Court (complaint for assessment 
of damages. ) 

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James Rooney v. Sterling C. Morris, et als , Municipal Court of the City of Boston (appeal from decision 
of Civil Service Commission sustaining appointing authority.) 

Lucille Costa, et al v. Town of Wilmington, et als , Middlesex Superior Court (action for personal injury 
resulting from a motor vehicle accident.) 

George Donovan, et al v. Bruce MacDonald, et als , Middlesex Superior Court (appeal from the decision of 
the Board of Appeals denying variance to construct a single family dwelling.) 

George Vinal, Inc. v. Town of Wilmington, et al , Middlesex Superior Court (action for quantum meruit to 
recover fair and reasonable value ot services provided to Jewell Mfg. Company, Inc. for subdivision road and 
utilities and/or to reach and apply monies held by the Town of Wilmington.) 

Pacella Bros., Inc. v. Town of Wilmington Water and Sewer Commissioners , American Arbitration 
Association (demand for arbitration on sewer construction project.) 

Town of Wilmington v. AFSCME, Council 93 , Middlesex Superior Court (complaint for declaratory judgment 
to determine rights. ) 

A. John Imbimbo, et als v. Bruce MacDonald, et als , Middlesex Superior Court (appeal from the decision 
of the Board of Appeals.) 

Jean M. Benianati v. Wilmington Public Schools , Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (claim 
for age discrimination.) 

Richard Jenkins v. James Rooney, et als , Middlesex Superior Court (claim for false arrest and 
conversion. ) 

Jeanette Iverson, et al v. Town of Wilmington, et al , Middlesex Superior Court (claim for personal 
injury and consequential damages.) 

Paul J. Lynch v. Board of Selectmen of the Town of Wilmington, et als , Middlesex Superior Court 
(complaint for declaratory judgment.) 

Warren Atkinson v. Wilmington School Committee, et al , Middlesex Superior Court (appeal under Chapter 
71, section 43A. ) 

Town of Wilmington v. Robert Corey, a/k/a, et al , Middlesex Superior Court (complaint alleging violation 
of Town Zoning By-Law and Inland Wetland Act.) 

Town of Wilmington v. Stepan Chemical Company , Fourth District Court of Eastern Middlesex (removed to 
Middlesex Superior Court) (claim for damages and sewer and water arrearages.) 

Robert E. Vassallo v. Sterling C. Morris, et als , Suffolk Superior Court (action for review of decision 
of appointing authority and personnel administrator concerning appointment of sergeant.) 

Dianna Holmes, et al v. Town of Wilmington , Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (complaint 
for discrimination in violation of Chapter 151B.) 

Pacella Bros., Inc. v. Town of Wilmington , Middlesex Superior Court (claim to restrain payment of 
retention funds re: Contract #2.) 

Cecile A. Marini v. Town of Wilmington , Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (claim for sex 
discrimination. ) 

Marilyn Fuller v. Town of Wilmington , Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (claim for sex 
discrimination. ) 

Mary T. Lynch v. Town of Wilmington , Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (claim for sex 
discrimi nation. ) 

Mary T. Lynch v. Town of Wilmington , Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (claim for sex 
discrimination. ) 

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Mary E. Harvey v. Town of Wilmington , Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (claim for sex 
discrimination. J 

Mary E. Harvey v. Town of Wilmington , Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (claim for sex 
discrimination. ) 

Raffaela Zaccagnini v. Town of Wilmington, Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (claim for 
sex discrimination.) 

Raffaela Zaccagnini v. Town of Wilmington, Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (claim for 
sex discrimi nation! ) 

Patricia Johnson v. Town of Wilmington , Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (claim for sex 
discrimination. ) 

Margaret Stewart v. Town of Wilmington , Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (claim for sex 
discrimination. ) 

Carole Bailey v. Town of Wilmington , Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (claim for sex 
discrimination. ) 

Frances Dec v. Town of Wilmington , Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (claim for sex 
discrimination. ) 

Frances Dec v. Town of Wilmington , Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (claim for sex 
discrimination. ) 

Dorothy Charbonnier v. Town of Wilmington , Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (claim for 
sex discrimination. ) 

I.A.F.F., Local 1370 v. Town of Wilmington , Labor Relations Commission (claim for grievance.) 

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination v. Town of Wilmington , Suffolk Superior Court (complaint 
for enforcement ot subpoena. ) 

Joseph Langone, Trustee v. Bruce Macdonald, et als , Middlesex Superior Court (appeal from the decision 
of the Board of Appeals denying the plaintiff's appeal from a decision of the Inspector of Buildings and the 
alternative application for a special permit to authorize conversion of a single family dwelling. 

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination v. Town of Wilmington , Suffolk Superior Court (complaint 
for enforcement of subpoena.) 

Dennis P. Rooney v. Reginald S. Stapczynski , Middlesex Superior Court (claim for total disability and 
medical reimbursement. ) 

AFSCME, Council 93, AFL-CIO v. Town of Wilmington , Board of Conciliation and Arbitration (petition for 
mediation and fact finding.) 

Pitt Construction Corporation v. Town of Wilmington , American Arbitration Association (demand for 
arbitration-restrained by order of the Middlesex Superior Court.) 

Town of Wilmington v. Pitt Construction Corporation , Middlesex Superior Court (action to restrain the 
defendant from proceeding with arbitration at the American Arbitration Association.) 

*There are pending as of January 1, 1984, 50 separate petitions for abatements before the Appellate 
Tax Board, many involving claims for several different years. 

(b) (1) During the year 1983, the following new actions were brought against the Town of Wilmington or 
its officers or agents: 

Parents v. Wilmington School Committee , Department of Education-Bureau of Special Education (claim for 
special needs services.) 



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Parents v. Wilmington School Committee , Department of Education-Bureau of Special Education (claim for 
special needs services. 

Frances Dec v. Town of Wilmington , American Arbitration Association (claim for grievance.) 

Bill Mutchler v. Town of Wilmington , American Arbitration Association (claim for grievance.) 

Associates Capital Services Corp. v. Transporation Management Corp., et als and Town of Wilmington , 
Middlesex Superior Court (Trustee service.) 

Pitt Construction Corporation v. Town of Wilmington, Middlesex Superior Court (claim for extras.) 

Parent v. Cleo Fredette, Jr., as he is Director of Special Needs for the Town of Wilmington , Middlesex 
Superior Court (claim for special needs services.) 

Linda T. McMenimen, et al v. Dorothy L. Peters , Middlesex Superior Court (complaint in mandamus to 
compel Town Accountant to approve purchase orders.) 

M§P Pipejacking Corp. v. Town of Wilmington, et al , Middlesex Superior Court (complaint in equity 
restraining the Town from paying Pitt for monies alleged to be due on Contract #6.) 

Clarence T. Bryant, et al v. Town of Wilmington, et al , Fourth District Court of Eastern Middlesex 
(claim for personal injury. ) 

Sherwood Oil Co., Inc., et al v. Board of Appeals , Middlesex Superior Court (appeal from decision of the 
Board of Appeals. ) 

Bobby N. Stewart v. Reginald S. Stapczynski, et al , Middlesex Superior Court (action for declaratory 
judgment to determine the powers of the Town Manager in relation to police appointments.) 

Alexander Athanassiou, et al v Bruce MacDonald, et als , Middlesex Superior Court (appeal from the 
decision of the Board of Appeals.) 

(b) (2) During the year 1983, the following new actions were brought by or on behalf of the town: 

Dorothy L. Peters v. Linda T. McMenimen, et al , Appeals Court (appeal of issuance of temporary 
injunction by Middlesex Superior Court.) 

(c) During the year 1983, the following actions by or against the Town were disposed of: 

Lucille Costa, et al v. Town of Wilmington, et als , Middlesex Superior Court (disposed of by insurance 
carrier at no expense to the town. ) 

Pacella Bros., Inc. v. Town of Wilmington Water and Sewer Commissioners , American Arbitration 
Association (finding for the Town of Wilmington in the amount of $131,689.61 in full settlement of all 
claims and counter-claim, after hearing on the merits.) 

Jean M. Benianati v. Wilmington Public Schools , Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination 
(disposed of by finding of lack of probable cause of age discrimination.) 

Richard Jenkins v. James Rooney, et als , Middlesex Superior Court (disposed of by stipulation of 
dismissal with prejudice on behalf of the defendants, Town of Wilmington and Paul J. Lynch, after two days 
of trial. ) 

Warren Atkinson v. Wilmington School Committee, et al , Middlesex Superior Court (withdrawal of 
appearance because of conflict with another case. ) 

Dorothy Charbonnier v. Town of Wilmington , Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (complaint 
dismissed - lack of probable cause.; 

I.A.F.F., Local 1370 v. Town of Wilmington , Labor Relations Commission (claim for grievance denied.) 

Town of Wilmington v. Pitt Construction Corporation , Middlesex Superior Court (case dismissed after 
motion for summary judgment allowed for the defendant.) 

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Parents v. Wilmington School Committee , Department of Education-Bureau of Special Education (claim for 

special needs services dismissed.) 

Parents v. Wilmington School Committee , Department of Education-Bureau of Special Education (disposed of 
by finding for the Town-appropriate educational plan, motion for reconsideration denied.) 

Frances Dec v. Town of Wilmington , American Arbitration Association (case dismissed after finding of no 
probable cause. ) 

Associates Capital Services Corp. v. Transportaion Management Corp., et als and Town of Wilmington , 
Middlesex Superior Court (disposed of by payment to the plaintiff of $17,128.30 and discharge of the town of 
Wilmington. ) 

Parent v. Cleo Fredette, Jr., as he is Director of Special Needs for the Town of Wilmington , Middlesex 
Superior Court (withdrawal of appearance because of conflict with another case.) 



Housing Authority 



During the year of 1983, under the chairmanship of William F. Strob, Sr., members Kevin J. McMillan, Warren 
G. Newhouse, and new members, A. Daniel Gillis, and state appointee, Elaine M. Hachey continued to pursue 
their efforts to obtain suitable housing for the people of Wilmington. The Members of the Board continued 
to pursue all possible avenues to accommodate the ever increasing number of applicants seeking housing. 
Efforts are still in progress to acquire the use of the Buzzell School for elderly housing. 

Last summer the tenants planted flowers outside their apartments and the state and national flags have been 
flying each day through the efforts of our tenant, Evelyn Barden. 

We now have the office open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. each day with our new part-time Secretary, who has 
been assisted by our former Secretary. The office is also kept open and "alive" from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
by the volunteer efforts of one of our tenants, Florence Jarvis. Florence does typing, phone answering and 
helps out the office staff. 

Our new Maintenance Man has been on duty thirty hours a week to keep the apartments at Deming Way and our 
705 units in repair. He has all-around capabilities of the trades and is most cooperative with the Tenants. 

Now that we have our office staffed and up-keep taken care of, we members of the Board are looking forward 
to a year of cooperative effort toward the future. 

In conjunction with the Board of Selectmen, the Housing Authority has sought consideration from the Town 
Water and Sewer Commissioners for tie-in to the Town sewerage. This is becoming a reality which will open 
the rear section of Deming Way for additional elderly units. 

During 1984, the Housing Authority will be diligently requesting, with the help of our Representatives and 
our senator, state funding for housing which became available this fiscal year by the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts. 

The Board will seek to accomplish these goals and work harmoniously and diligently to provide Wilmington 
with this service. 

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Council for the Arts 



The Wilmington Council for the Arts, supported by a more generous distribution of State funds, experienced 
an increasingly active - and productive - year in 1983, committing nearly $2,500.00 to the encouragement of 
the arts and artists in the community. 

In summary, two one-man shows were held at Harnden Tavern in February and May, in cooperation with the 
Historical Commission; an exhibition of the old Colonial art of quilting was held there in March; and its 
third annual Art Exhibition Craft Fair, as a part of the increasingly popular Fourth of July Celebration, 
was held on the lawn of the Wilmington High School, July 2. 

In addition, the Council introduced a new dimension to its activities by contributing $400.00 to the Art 
Department of the Wilmington School system to provide each school with display panels for their art; $100 to 
the Music Department to underwrite the cost of a jazz concert; $300 to the "Spotlighters" to support a 
production of "Oklahoma" during the upcoming 1984 July 4th observance; and $350 to the Commonwealth Woodwind 
Quartet of Tewksbury to present a concert in another part of the holiday Musicfest on the Common. 

In its continuing efforts to encourage artistic creativity within the community, the Council for the Arts 
also awarded three, $300 scholarships to promising students, Thomas DeLetter, Michael Manni, and Celia 
Bartoletti. Other students interested in pursuing careers in art, music or drama are urged to apply for 
scholarship aid as additional funds become available during 1984. It is anticipated that Wilmington's share 
of the State Lottery funds, which grew from $500 in 1982 to $1,690 this year, will increase with the growing 
success of the new Megabucks game. 

The Council for the Arts meets regularly each month at the Town Hall. Its membership has expanded during 
the past year due to its increasing activity. All residents interested in any artistic form are invited to 
apply for membership and join the effort to promote artistic creativity and appreciation in the life of the 
Wilmington community. 



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Board of Health 



Mr. James Durkee resigned from the Board after eighteen years of service. He was replaced by Dr. James 
Ficociello. Mr. Domenic Tutela was elected Chairman. Mr. Joseph Paglia completed eighteen years in 1983 as 
a member of the Board. 

There were no changes in full-time personnel in 1983. Mr. Leo LeBlanc, who acted as substitute sanitarian, 
passed away and shall be greatly missed. 

The three year contract for rubbish collection signed with Vining Disposal in July 1982 was terminated and a 
new contract for the three years was signed. This second contract, however, was also terminated and a 
five-year contract was negotiated with S.C.A. 

Mr. Simon Cutter continued as legal advisor to the Board and represented them in court in a variety of 
matters. 

The Board again funded Wilmington Family Counsel. 

Mr. Domenic Tutela was appointed to the Board of Directors of Mystic Valley Mental Health. 
The Board promulgated new filing fees for subdivisions during the year. 
The Board met routinely on a monthly basis. 

Fees collected, by the Board of Health, totaled $11,205.00 compared to $4,135.00 in 1982. 
The Board held a town-wide Flu and Pneumonia Clinic that was held at the Town Hall Annex, on September 19. 
In April, the Board participated in the High School immunization program for seniors. 
Blood Pressure Clinic was held at the Polls on voting day, April 16. 
A. Communicable Disease Control: 



1. 



Immunizations 
Office visits 



75 



2. 



Communicable Disease Reported 
Home visits 



40 

23 



3. 



Tuberculosis Report 
Office visits 
Home visits 



120 
6 



B. Public Health Nursing: 



1 . Premature births reported 
Home visits 



11 
11 



2. 



Morbidity 
V.N. A. calls 
Office visits 



310 
138 



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3. Newborn Infants 

Home visits 3 

4. General Health Supervision 

Home visits 479 

5. Hypertension Screening 

Office visits 143 

Attendance at monthly clinic 56 

6. Diabetic Screening 

Office visits 13 

Attendance at monthly clinic 9 
Fees collected $22.00 

7. Senior Citizen Counseling at Drop -In-Center 

Number of sessions 45 

Attendance 567 

Diabetic Screening 75 
Fees collected $76.00 

8. Gentle Exercise Program 

Number of sessions 26 

Attendance 386 



9. Flu and Phneumonia Clinic 

The total number of flu shots was 650, including town-wide clinic, senior citizens, industry, 
home visits, and town employees. This number is nearly double that of last year. The total 
number pneumonia shots given was 50. 

10. Blood Pressure Clinic 

Total number of blood pressures taken (24% were elevated) 126 

11. "General Hospital Day" 

In July and August, the nurse participated in the Recreation's program "General Hospital Day" 
which was held to acquaint the "Tiny Tots" with generalized procedures which are performed by 
nurses and doctors in clinic settings. 



12. Immunization Clinic for High School Seniors 

Number of Mantoux Test given 90 

Number of Tetanus Diptheria (T.D.) 65 

Number of Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) given 3 

C. Environmental Health: 

1. Licenses and Permits 

Sewerage 1 04 

Food 85 

Milk Store 79 

Stable 36 

Refuse Transportation 44 

Installers 30 

Piggery 2 

Miscellaneous 17 

Fees Collected $11,205 

2. Food Establishments 

Inspections 98 

3. Complaints 510 



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4. Inspection of Animals 

Animals quarantined 35 

Animals released 35 

Animals disposed of 225 

5. Installers Examination 

Exams given 9 

6. Sewerage 

Inspections/Investigations 655 

7. Bathing Areas 

Samples collected 8 

8. Recreation Camps 

Inspections 1 

9. Rabies Clinic 

Dogs immunized 209 
Fees collected $836.00 

10. Court 

Court appearances 11 

11. Wilmington Family Counselling 

Number of scheduled appointments 1,565 

Cost at $33.00 each appointment $51,705 

Client fees $33,036 

Cost to Town $13,500 



Dog Officer 



Dogs Licensed 1 , 501 

Dogs Confined 424 

Complaints Covered 3,140 

Court Fines $3,645 

Dogs Disposed of 236 

Dogs killed by cars 58 

Residents notified for licenses 1,140 



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Sarah D. J. Carter Lecture Fund 



On Thursday evening, May 19, 1983, the Carter Committee was pleased to present Mr. John Roberts on 
"MAGNIFICENT AUSTRIA". Among the highlights were the majestic alps, the Lippizaner show horses, Festive 
Parades, Vienna's Concordia Ball, Austrian vineyards and the renowned Vienna Boys Choir. Mr. Roberts' 
program was enthusiastically received. 

In the Herbert C. Barrows Auditorium on Thursday evening, May 3, 1984, at 8:15 p.m., we are looking forward 
to presenting - "A BALLOON SAFARI OVER AFRICA" with Artist Bill Velmure. You will travel in a hot air 
balloon over the northern SERENGETI plains in EAST AFRICA and share with him the adventure of documenting in 
pencil, paint, and on film the landscape, people, and wildlife of KENYA, TANZANIA, ETHIOPIA, and BOTSWANA. 
Mr. Velmure will show what he experienced while on fourteen safaries travelling on horseback, foot, 
landrover, camel, rubber rafts, light aircraft, and hot air balloon (including altitudes up to 13,500 feet 
above sea level over MASAI MARA game reserves lion, elephant, rhino, leopard, hippo, crocodile, and many 
thousands of plains animals) followed by a painting demonstration in which he puts down in paint a personal 
impression of the wild, natural beauty which says AFRICA. 

Mrs. Sarah D.J. Carter was born in Wilmington in 1832, and died in Wilmington in 1907. In her will she 
bequeathed the sum of $6,000.00 in trust to maintain courses of lectures for the residents of Wilmington. 
At the Town Meeting in 1909 the town voted unanimously to accept Mrs. Carter's bequest. 

Before the Town Manager form of government, many town officials were elected, after which they were 
appointed by the Town Manager. Mrs. Edward M. Neilson was elected to the Sarah D.J. Carter Lecture 
Committee in 1922. Mrs. Neilson can remember seeing Mrs. Carter walking her poodle on Middlesex Avenue. 

Mrs. Neilson has been a member until her term of office expired in 1983, and she wished not to be 
reappointed. The members of the Carter Committee requested the Town Manager to appoint Mrs. Neilson an 
honorary life member. We were pleased this was done. 

Mrs. Neilson' s enthusiasm, good judgment, and support have been very beneficial to the committee for all 
these sixty-one years. In appreciation, the committee sends best wishes and "thank you", Mrs. Neilson - we 
shall miss you. 



Constable 



During the year the following notices and warrants were posted: 



Spec i a] Town Meeting 
Annual Town Meeting 
Special Town Meeting 



Special Town Meeting 
Special Town Meeting 
Special Town Election 



Special Town Meeting-adjourned 



Event 



Posted 
6 Places 
6 Places 
6 Places 
6 places 
6 places 
6 places 
6 places 



March 5, 1983 
March 30, 1983 
April 26, 1983 
Mav 16, 1983 
September 2, 1983 
October 4, 1983 
November 7, 1983 



Date 



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Board of Appeals 



Applicant 

Case #1-83 
Peter T. Gerrish 



Reason for Appeal 

To acquire a variance from Section V-l (Schedule of 
Requirements) authorizing the construction of an 
addition within a required reserve side yard. 



Case #2-83 To acquire a variance from Section V-l (Schedule 

Joseph § Christine of Requirements) authorizing the construction 

Castronovo of an above ground swimming pool within the required 

reserve side and rear yard areas. 



Granted 



Case #3-83 
Arthur A. Farnaby 



To acquire a special permit in accordance with Section 
VI-1D authorizing the construction of an addition to 
an existing building. 



Case #4-83 
Theresa J. Tighe 



To authorize and validate a building lot containing 
thereon an existing single family residence having less 
than the required area, frontage and depth and front yard 
and side yard setbacks, located on Salem Street and Jordan 
Street. 



Bernard J. Kovitch 



To acquire a variance from Section V-l (Schedule of 
Requirements) authorizing the construction of a garage 
within a required reserve side yard. 



Case #6-83 

Robert J. Andersen 



Case #7-83 
Everett A. Stanley 



Case #8-83 
Rainbow Fuel Co. 



To acquire a variance from Section V-l (Schedule of 
Requirements) authorizing the construction of an addition 
within a required reserve side yard. 

To acquire a special permit pursuant to Section VI-l.D 
authorizing the construction of an addition to a non- 
conforming building. 

To acquire a special permit in accordance with Section 
III-3-B-5 authorizing additional sign area. 



Case #9-83 
Jackson Bros. , Inc. 



Case #10-83 
Leonard Chisholm 



To acquire a variance from Section V-l (Schedule of 
Requirements) authorizing the construction of a single 
family dwelling on a lot having insufficient depth and 
area for property located at 103 Nichols Street. 

To obtain a variance from Section V-l (Schedule of 
Requirements) authorizing a building permit for a single 
family residence on a lot with less than the required depth 
for property located on Wilton Drive Extension. 



Granted 



Applicant 

Case #11-83 
Gertrude Anderson 



Reason for Appeal 

To acquire a variance from Section V-l (Schedule of 
Requirements) authorizing the construction of a single 
family dwelling within the required reserve yard areas 
on a lot having insufficient frontage, depth and area 
for property at 19 Burt Road. 



Case #12-83 To acquire a variance from Section V-l (Schedule of 

Kevin § Gail Smith Requirements) authorizing the existing garage to remain 

within side and front reserve yards. 



Case #13-83 To acquire a variance from Section V-l (Schedule of 

Ralph E. Newhouse Requirements) authorizing the construction of a single 

family dwelling on a lot having insufficient depth for 

property located on High Street. 



Granted 



Case #14-83 
Ralph Newhouse 



To acquire a variance from Section V-l (Schedule of 
Requirements) authorizing the construction of a single 
family dwelling on a lot having insufficient depth for 
property located on Brand Avenue. 



Case #15-83 
Polyvinyl Chem. Ind. 



To acquire a special permit in compliance with Section 
VI-1D authorizing the construction of an addition to a 
non-conforming use. 



Granted 



Case #16-83 

DG § JW Realty Tr. 



To authorize an addition of 1600 square feet to their 
present building located at 212 Main Street, all in 
accordance with Section VI-lD.a.b. 



Granted 



Case #17-83 
Arthur Smith, Jr. 



To acquire a special permit in accordance with Section 
III-4-B-5 authorizing the uses that are similar in 
character and effect on adjacent property (see 
Section III-3-18). 



Case #18-83 
Kevin O'Connell 
$ C. Anderson 



To acquire a variance from Section V-l (Schedule of 
Requirements) authorizing the construction of a single 
family dwelling on a lot having insufficient frontage 
and area for property located on Wabash Avenue. 



Case #19-83 
Margaret Peifer 



To acquire a variance from Section V-l (Schedule of 
Requirements) allowing the construction of a dwelling 
on a lot having insufficient depth and area for property 
located on Auburn Avenue. 



Cae #20-83 
Margaret Peifer 



Case #21-83 
John S. Hobbs 



To acquire a variance from Section V-l (Schedule of 
Requirements) authorizing the subdivision of a parcel 
of land into individual lots having insufficient depth 
and area for property located on Auburn Avenue. 

To acquire a variance from Section V-l (Schedule of 
Requirements) to construct an addition within a required 
yard area. 



Granted 



Case #22-83 
Andriana Salvucci 



Case #23-83 
Raymond Robson, Tr. 
Jos. Courtney, Atty. 



To acquire a special permit in compliance with Section 
VI-1D authorizing the alternative of a non-conforming use 
for property located at 831 Main Street. 

To obtain a variance from Section V-l of the Zoning By-Law 
to authorize building permits for four building lots, 
three of which have insufficient depth and two of which 
have limited access frontage on Route 62 and permanent means 
of access forty feet wide to Salem Street, property located 
on Salem Street. 



Granted 



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Applicant 



Reason for Appeal 



Decision 



Case #24-83 



To acquire a variance from Section V-l (Schedule of 
Requirements) authorizing the existing emergency exit to 
remain with the required reserve side yard for property 
located on 404 Main Street. 



Granted 



Case #25-83 

Harold J. Allen, Sr. 



Case #26-83 
Lawrence Flaherty 



To appeal the decision of the Building Commissioner denying 
the storage and sale of propane gas as a permitted use and, 
in the alternative for a special permit to allow the storage 
and sale of propane gas for property located at One Lowell St. 

To acquire a special permit in compliance with Section VI-2 
allowing a carnival to be held at St. Dorothy's Church, 
Main Street. 



Denied 



Granted 



Case #27-83 



To acquire a variance from Section V-l (Schedule of 
Requirements) to construct an addition within a required 
reserve front and side yards. 



Granted 



Case #28-83 
Kwon Yin Tarn 



To acquire a special permit in compliance with Section 
V1-1D authorizing the enlargement of a non-conforming 
use (restaurant). 



Granted 



Case #29-83 
Anthony Trimarchi 



To acquire a variance from Section V-l (Schedule of 
Requirements) to erect an addition within a required 
reserve yard. 



Granted 



Case #30-83 To acquire a special permit in compliance with Section 

Alan & Julia Sargent VI -ID authorizing the enlargement of a non-conforming 

use (single family dwelling). 

Case #31-83 To acquire a special permit in compliance with Section 

Robt. McLaughlin V1-1D authorizing the enlargement of a non-conforming 

use (single family dwelling). 



Granted 



Granted 



Case #32-83 
Robert Varey, Jr. 



To acquire a special permit in compliance with Section 
VI -ID authorizing the enlargement of a non-conforming 
use (garage). 



Case #33-83 
Paul Mugford 



To acquire a variance from Section V-l (Schedule of 
Requirements) authorizing the erection of an addition 
within a required reserve side yard. 



Granted 



Eugene McCarthy, Ex. 
Jos. Courtney, Atty. 



To acquire a variance from Section V-l (Schedule of 
Requirements) of the Zoning By-Law, for a lot having 
insufficient depth, property located on Federal Street. 



Granted 



Case #35-83 To acquire a variance from Section V-l (Schedule of 

Eugene McCarthy, Ex. Requirements) of the Zoning By-Law for a lot having 

Jos. Courtney, Atty. insufficient depth, property located on Federal Street. 



Granted 



Case #36-83 

Eugene McCarthy, Ex. 

Jos. Courtney, Atty. 



To acquire a variance from Section V-l (Schedule of 
Requirements) of the Zoning By-Law, for a lot having 
insufficient depth, property located on Federal Street. 



Case #37-83 

Wesley f, Helen Moore 



To acquire a variance from Section V-l (schedule of 
Requirements) authorizing the erection of an addition 
within a required reserve side yard. 



Applicant 



Reason for Appeal 



Decision 



Case #38-83 
James T. Palmer 



To acquire a variance from Section V-l (Schedule of 
Requirements) to erect a single family dwelling on a 
lot having insufficient frontage and depth, property 
located on Middlesex Avenue. 



Granted 



Case #39-83 
Bernard Ristucc i a 



Case #40-83 
Leonard Elliott 



Case #41-83 
Earl Hupper 



Case #42-83 
Thomas E. Kooken 



To acquire a special permit in compliance with Section 
III-3-B-5 authorizing additional sign area. 

To acquire a special permit in compliance with Section 
VI -ID authorizing the enlargement of a non-conforming 
use (single family dwelling). 

To acquire a variance from Section V-l (Schedule of 
Requirements) authorizing the construction of a single 
family dwelling on a lot having insufficient frontage 
and depth, property located on Nickerson Avenue. 

To acquire a special permit in compliance with Section 
V1-1D authorizing the enlargement of a non-conforming 
use (building). 



Granted 
Granted 

Granted 



Case #43-83 
Nondas Lagonakis 



Case #44-83 
Richard Stuart 

Case #45-83 
Arthur R. Smith 

Case #46-83 
James Bimbo 



Case #47-83 
Christopher Arciero 



Case #48-83 
Chester Hall, Jr. 



Case #49-83 
Richard Maynard, Jr. 



Case #50-83 
Robert E. Lee 



Case #51-83 
M. Martiniello 



To acquire a special permit in compliance with Section 
VI -ID authorizing the enlargement of a non-conforming 
use (restaurant) also to acquire a special permit in 
compliance with Section III-3-B-5 authorizing additional 
sign area, for property located at 279 Main Street. 

To acquire a variance from Section V-l (Schedule of 
Requirements) authorizing the erection of a single family 
dwelling on a lot having insufficient depth and area for 
property located on Oakwood Road. 

To acquire a special permit in compliance with Section 
III-3-D-5 authorizing additional sign area for property 
located at 210 Andover Street. 

To acquire a variance from Section V-l (Schedule of 
Requirements) authorizing the erection of a garage within 
a required reserve side and rear yard area. 

To acquire a variance from Section V-l (Schedule of 
Requirements) authorizing the erection of an addition 
within a required reserve side yard. 

To acquire a variance from Section V-l (Schedule of 
Requirements) authorizing the subdivision of a parcel 
of land into two lots, both having insufficient depth 
and one having insufficient frontage. 

To acquire a variance from Section V-l (Schedule of 
Requirements) authorizing the construction of an 
addition within a required reserve yard area. 

To acquire a variance from Section V-l (Schedule of 
Requirements) authorizing the construction of a garage 
within a required reserve side yard. 

To acquire a variance from Section V-l (Schedule of 
Requirements) authorizing the construction of a shed 
within a required reserve side yard. 



Granted 



Granted 



Granted 



Granted 



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Applicant 

Case #52-83 
Kenneth Swisher 



Reason for Appeal 

To acquire a variance from Section V-l (Schedule of 
Requirements) authorizing the construction of a garage 
within a required reserve side and rear yard areas. 



Granted 



Case #53-83 
Louis Marsolini 



To acquire a special permit pursuant to Section 
V1-1D authorizing the enlargement of an addition to a 
non-conforming single family dwelling. 



Case #54-83 To acquire a variance from Section V-l (Schedule of 

Daniel Brown, Esq. Requirements) authorizing an existing single family 

dwelling to remain within a required reserve front yard, 
property located at 21 Strout Avenue. 



Granted 



Case #55-83 
David Newhouse 



To acquire a variance from Section V-l (Schedule of 
Requirements) to erect a single family dwelling on a 
lot having insufficient frontage and depth, for property 
located on Faulkner Avenue. 



Granted 



Case #56-83 To acquire a variance from Section V-l (Schedule of 

Daniel Brown, Esq. Requirements) authorizing the subdivision of a parcel 

of land into two non-conforming lots, for property located 

at 21 Railroad Street. 



Granted 



Case #57-83 
Stanley Webber § 
Julia Fielding 



To acquire a variance from Section V-5 (lot depth) 
authorizing the construction of a single family dwelling 
on a lot having insufficient depth at right angle at 
every point in the minimum lot frontage for property 
located on Butters Row. 



Granted 



Case #58-83 
Stanley Webber § 
Julia Fielding 



To acquire a variance from Section V-5 (lot depth) 
authorizing the construction of a single family dwelling 
on a lot having insufficient depth at right angle at 
every point in the minimum lot frontage for property 
located on Butters Row. 



Granted 



Case #59-83 
Michael McCoy 



To acquire a variance from Section V-l (Schedule of 
Requirements) authorizing the construction of a building 
within a required yard area of a lot having insufficient 
frontage, depth and area for property located on Lowell 
Street and Section IV-3-A-4 (off-street parking). 



Granted 



Case #60-83 
Jean M. Aprile 



To acquire a variance from Section V-l (Schedule of 
Requirements) authorizing the installation of a 
swimming pool within a required reserve rear yard. 



Case #61-83 
Dennis Berry 



To acquire a variance from Section V-l (Schedule of 
Requirements) authorizing the construction of an 
addition within a required reserve yard area. 



Granted 



Case #62-83 
Paul O'Brien 



To acquire a variance from Section V-l (Schedule of 
Requirements) authorizing the construction of an 
addition within a required reserve yard. 



Granted 



Case #63-83 
Donald Jones 



Case #64-83 
Franklin Estabrook 



To acquire a variance from Section V-l (Schedule of 
Requirements) for the installation of an above ground 
swimming pool within a required reserve side yard. 

To acquire a variance from Section V-l (Schedule of 
Requirements) for the erection of a garage within a 
required reserve side yard. 



Granted 



Granted 



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Applicant 

Case #65-83 

Simon Cutter, Agent 



Case #66-83 
Bernard Ristuccia 

Case #67-83 

Paul § Lena Jepson 

Case #68-83 
David J. DeVellis 



Case #69-83 
Development Realty Tr. 



Case #70-83 
Development Realty Tr. 



Case #71-83 
Richard J. Law 



Case #72-83 

Geo. Tentindo, Jr. 

Case #73-83 



Helen Ventesanakos 



Reason for Appeal 

To acquire a variance from Section V-l (Schedule of 
Requirements) authorizing the erection of a single 
family dwelling on a lot having insufficient frontage 
and area for property located on Beverly Avenue. 

To acquire a variance from Section IV-3 (off-street 
parking) authorizing fewer parking spaces than required 
for property located at 325 Main Street. 

To acquire a variance from Section V-l (Schedule of 
Requirements) to erect a garage within a required 
reserve yard area. 

To acquire a variance from Section V-l (Schedule of 
Requirements) to erect a garage within a required 
reserve yard area. 

To acquire a variance from Table II (Dimensional 
Regulations) insufficient frontage for property located 
on Nassau Avenue. 

To acquire a variance from the standard dimensional 
regulations (table II) authorizing the construction 
of two single family dwellings on lots having insufficient 
lot width for property located on Parker and Ogunquit Sts. 

To ac'quire a variance from Section V-l (Schedule of 
Requirements) authorizing the construction of a porch 
within a required reserve side yard. 

To acquire a variance from the standard dimensional 
regulations (table II) authorizing the construction of 
an addition within a required reserve side yard. 

To acquire a variance from standard dimensional 
regulations (table II) authorizing the construction of 
a garage within a required reserve side and rear yard 
areas. 



Decision 
Granted 



Granted 



Granted 



Granted 



Granted 



Case #74-83 

Sharon § Jos. Powers 



Case #75-83 
Dorothy Capozzi 
Jos. Courtney, Atty. 



Case #76-83 
Wilm. 261 Realty Tr. 
Frank Soracco, Tr. 
Jos. Courtney, Atty. 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional 
regulations (table II) authorizing the construction of 
an addition within a required reserve side yard. 

To obtain a variance from Section 5 and Table III of 
the Wilmington Zoning By-Law to authorize both the sub- 
division of a parcel of land into three lots and 
the issuance of building permits for two of said lot, 
one lot having less than the required area, and two lots 
with less than the required frontage and width, for 
property located at 190 Chestnut Street. 

To obtain variances from the Zoning By-Laws as amended 
on May 17, 1983 to authorize and validate previously 
granted building permits, zoning variances and previously 
approved parking and site plans granted and approved 
pursuant to the provisions of the Zoning By-Law in effect 
before May 17, 1983, but which do not conform to the 
amended Zoning By-Law, for premises located in a General 
Industrial District. 



Granted 



Granted 



Granted 



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Applicant 



Reason for Appeal 



Decision 



Case #77-83 
Joseph G. Zukas 



to acquire a variance from standard dimensional 
regulations (table II) authorizing the construction of 
a garage within a required reserve front and side yard 
areas. 



Granted 



Case #78-83 
Carlton Traywick 



To obtain a variance from Section 5 and Table III of 
the Zoning By-Law to obtain a variance to authorize a 
building permit for a single family residence with less 
than required side yard set back for property located on 
Brand Avenue. 



Case #79-83 
Donald Sullivan 



To acquire a special permit (Section 7 Administration and 
Enforcement) authorizing the temporary use of a mobile 
home for a limited period of time, for property located 
on Butters Row. 



Granted 



Case #80-83 
Jane 0. Proctor 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
(Table II) to divide a parcel of land into two non- 
conforming lots, one with insufficient area and depth, 
the other insufficient area, frontage and depth. 



Withdrawn 



Case #81-83 

Rita Voner 

Jos. Courtney, Atty. 



To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulation 
(Table II) to authorize the division of a parcel of land 
containing an existing single family residence into two 
non-conforming building lots, each with less than required 
frontage and area, and one lot containing the existing 
dwelling with less than the required front yard and side 
yard dimensions, and to obtain a building permit for a 
single family residence. 



Granted 



Case #82-83 
Janna Corse tti 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
(Table II) to divide a parcel of land into two lots, one 
with less than the required frontage. 



Granted 



Case #83-83 
Development Realty Tr. 
James Banda, Jr., Tr. 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
(Table II) authorizing the construction of a single family 
dwelling on a lot having insufficient frontage, depth and 
area for property located on Beverly Avenue. 



Granted 



Case #84-83 
Charles McAveeney 
Jos. Courtney, Atty. 



Case #85-83 

Ballardvale Park Assoc. 
Jos. Courtney, Atty. 



To obtain variances from standard dimensional regulations 
(Table II) of the zoning by-law, to authorize a lot having 
less than required area, width, front yard, side yard, rear 
yard, landscaped open space, and required parking spaces, 
and for a building permit for an office building. 

To authorize and validate previously granted building permits, 
zoning variances, and previously approved parking and site 
plans granted and approved pursuant to the provisions of 
the Zoning By-Law in effect before May 17, 1983, but which 
do not conform to the amended zoning by-law for premises 
located in a General Industrial District. 



Case #86-83 
Elmer Carroll § 
Rhea Carroll 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
(Table II) authorizing an existing family dwelling to 
remain within a required reserve side yard for property 
located at 8 Heather Drive. 



Case #87-83 
Paul Godzyk 



To acquire a special permit in compliance with Section 
6.1.2.2 authorizing a replacement of a non-conforming use 
(trailer) with a newer model. 



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Applicant 

Case #88-83 
George Robert ie 



Case #89-83 
Rocco Ferrante 



Case #90-83 
Roger Ferguson 

Case #91-83 

Dynamics Research Corp. 

Case #92-83 
Joseph DiJulia 

Case #93-83 
George Doucette 



Case #94-83 
John Cucinotta 



Case #95-83 
Thomas H. Moore 



Case #96-83 
Kevin Warford 



Reason for Appeal 

To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
(Table II) to allow existing buildings to remain within a 
required reserve yard area. 

To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
(Table II) to allow a newly constructed shed to remain 
within a required reserve rear yard area. 

To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
(Table II) authorizing the installation of a pool within a 
required reserve rear yard. 

To acquire a variance from Section 6.35 (Signs permitted 
on an Industrial District) authorizing the erection of 
five proposed signs. 

To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
(Table II) authorizing the construction of an addition 
within a required reserve side yard. 

To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
(Table II) authorizing the installation of a pool within a 
required reserve yard area. 

To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
(Table II) authorizing the construction of an addition 
within a required reserve side yard. 

To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
(Table II) authorizing the construction of an addition wtihin 
a required reserve front yard area. 

To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
(Table II) to divide a parcel of land into two lots, each 
having insufficient frontage, width, and area for property 
located on Andover Street. 



Granted 



Granted 



Granted 



Granted 



Granted 



Granted 



Denied 



Case #97-83 
Alessi Realty Tr. 



Case #98-83 
Michael McCoy 



Case #99-83 

Rocco V. DePasquale 



Case #100-83 
Benjamin Savy 



To acquire a special permit in compliance wth Section 5.3.4 
Hammerhead lots) authorizing the construction of a single 
family dwelling within 500 feet of the sideline of the 
street right of way, property located on Butters Row. 

To acquire a variance from Section 6. 3. 5. 3. a (Erection of 
of a free standing sign) authorizing an increase in 
allowable sign area and 6.3.5.b (location) within a 
required yard for property located at 110 Lowell St. 

To obtain a special permit in accordance with Section 
6.1.2.2. (non-conforming uses) to authorize the extension 
and enlargement of a non-conforming use and a building 
permit for the construction of a non-conforming building 
located within the required reserve side yard, property 
located at 193 Main Street. 

To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
(Table II) to allow an existing dwelling to remain within 
a required reserve yard area, property located at 
15 Shawsheen Avenue. 



Wi thdrawn 



Granted 



49 



Applicant 



Reason for Appeal 



Decision 



Case #101-83 To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 

Richard W. Froton (Table II) to divide a parcel of land into two lots one 

of which has insufficient frontage and width for property 

located on Clark Terrace. 



Granted 



Case #102-83 
Eileen M. Prior 



Case #103-83 
John D. O'Donnell 
Jos. Courtney, Atty. 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
.(Table II) authorizing the subdivision of a lot into two 
non-conforming lots and to further authorize the construction 
of a single family dwelling on the newly created lot. 

To obtain a variance and to authorize a building permit 
for a commercial building on a lot with less than the 
required rear yard, minimum open space, minimum landscape 
minimum small car spaces, and required location of parking 
spaces for property located at 188 Main Street. 



Denied 



Granted 



Case #104-83 
Jesse Smith 



to acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
(Table II) to allow an existing building to remain within 
a required reserve yard area. 



Granted 



Case #105-83 
Joseph Manzo 



To acquire a special permit to establish a parking, storage 
and repair facility for tractor trailers and similar equip- 
ment without providing a warehouse for storage or wholesale 
marketing of materials as prescribed by Section 3.6.1 and 
repair garage Section 3.6.3, for property located on 
239 Andover Street. 



Granted 



Case #106-83 To acquire a special permit in accordance with Section 

Compugraphic Corp. 5.2.8.1 (height) authorizing the erection of an antennae 

exceeding forty-eight feet in height. 



Granted 



Case #107-83 To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 

James § Diane Buck (Table II) authorizing the construction of a single family 

dwelling on a lot having insufficient frontage, area and 
width for property located on Chestnut Street. 



Case #108-83 
Marie P. Manning 



Case #109-83 
Charles Doucette 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
(Table II) authorizing the construction of an addition 
within a required reserve side area. 

To acquire a special permit in accordance with Section 
6.1.2.2. (non-conforming uses) authorizing the enlarge- 
ment of an existing auto repair shop for property located 
at 611 Main Street. 



Granted 



Granted 



Case #110-83 
Clement Thresher 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
(Table II) to allow an existing family dwelling to remain 
within a required reserve yard area. 



Case #111-83 
Winston Whitmarsh 



Case #112-83 

D.G. 6 J.W. Realty Tr. 

Simon Cutter, Agent 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
(Table II) to allow an existing single family dwelling to 
remain within a required reserve front and side yards. 

To acquire specal permit in compliance wtih Section 
6.1.2.2. authorizing the enlargement of a non-conforming 
use (restaurant) for property located at 212 Main Street. 



Pending 



50 



Applicant 



Reason for Appeal 



Decision 



OFFICIAL MAP 



Case #S-l-83 
Anthony Leonti 



Case #S-2-83 
Jackson Bros. 



Case ffS-3-83 
Richard Stuart 



To construct a single family dwelling on land owned by 
Anthony Leonti, shown on Assessor's Map 54, parcel 99 and 
not shown on the Official Map G.L.ch.41, Section 81E on a 
way known as Kilby Street. 

To construct a single family dwelling on land not shown 
on or made part of the Official Map G.L. chapter 41, 
section 81E on a way known as Mozart Avenue. 

To construct single family dwellings on lots fulfilling 
the requirements of zoning but on a way now shown on or 
made part of the Official Map for property located on 
Crescent Street. 



Granted 



Granted 



Granted 



Case #S-4-83 
Richard Stuart 



To construct single family dwellings on lots fulfilling 
the requirements of zoning but on a way not shown or made 
part of the Official Map for property located on Crescent 
Street. 



Granted 



Case #S-5-83 
Margaret Peifer 



Case #S-6-83 
Ernest C. Burns 



To acquire authorization to construct single family dwellings 
on land not shown on or made part of the Official Map on 
a way known as Auburn Avenue. 

To acquire authorization to construct a single family dwelling 
on land not shown or made part of the Official Map on a way 
known as Marion Street Extension. 



Case ffS-7-83 
Ervyl H. Stewart 

Case 0S-8-83 
Clifton Hall 
Simon Cutter, Atty. 

Case ffS-9-83 
Chester Hall 



Case ffS-10-83 
Maryann Delaney 

Case #S-ll-83 

Gerard E. Otis 

Jos. Courtney, Atty. 

Case #S-12-83 

Gerard E. Otis 

Jos. Courtney, Atty. 

Case #S-13-83 
Simon Cutter, Agent 

Case 0S-13A-83 
Richard Fringuelli 

Case ffS-14-83 
Development Realty Tr. 



To construct a single family dwelling on land not shown on or 
made part of the Official Map on a way known as Plymouth Ave. 

To construct a single family dwelling on land not shown on or 
made part of the Official Map on a way known as Lee Street. 



To construct a single family dwelling on land not shown on or 
made part of the Official Map on a way known as Summer Street. 

To construct a single family dwelling on land not shown on or 
made part of the Official Map on a way known as Marion Street. 

To construct a single family dwelling on land not shown on or 
made part of the Official Map on a way known as Manor Drive 
formerly Oak Street). 

To construct a single family dwelling on land not shown on or 
made part of the Official Map on a way known as Manor Drive 
formerly Maple Street). 

To construct a single family dwelling on land not shown on or 
made part of the Official Map on a way known as Bevely Ave. 

To construct a single family dwelling on land not shown on or 
made part of the Official Map on a way known as Lee Street. 

To construct a single family dwelling on land not shown on or 
made part of the Official Map on a way known as Oqunquit 
Street. 



Granted 



Granted 



Granted 



Granted 



51 



Lase ffo"ij*oj 
Ralph Newhouse 


To construct 3 single family dwelling on land not shown on or 
made part of the Official Map on a way known as Mozart Ave. 


Grsnted 


Ldoc no 1U OJ 

James Newhouse 


To construct 3 single fsmily dwelling on lsnd not shown on or 
made part of the Official Map on a way known as Crescent St. 


Grsnted 


Case #S-17-83 
Development Realty Tr. 


To construct a single family dwelling on land not shown on or 
made part of the Official Map on a way known as Beverly Ave. 


Grsnted 


Case #S-18-83 
Ralph Newhouse 


To construct 3 single fsmily dwelling on lsnd not shown on or 
made part of the Official Map on a way known as Mozart Avenue . 


Grsnted 


Case #S-19-83 
Ralph Newhouse 


To construct a single family dwelling on land not shown on or 
made part of the Official Map on a way known as Mozart Ave. 


Grsnted 


Case #S-20-83 
Ralph Newhouse 


To construct a single family dwelling on land not shown on or 
made part of the Official Map on a way known as Mozart Ave. 


Grsnted 


Case #S-21-83 
Ralph Newhouse 


To construct a single family dwelling on land not shown on or 
made part of the Official Map on a way known as Mozart Ave. 


Grsnted 


Ca^p #9-77-8^ 
Kevin O'Brien 


To construct 3 single family dwelling on lsnd not shown on or 
made part of the Official Map on a way known as Lee Street- 


Grsnted 


Case #S-23-83 
Robert Hertel 


To construct s single family dwelling on lsnd not shown on or 
made part of the Official Map on a way known as Lee Street- 


Grsnted 


Case #S-24-83 
Carlo Giangregorio 


To construct a single family dwelling on land not shown on or 
made part of the Official Map on a way known as St. Paul St. 


Grsnted 


Toco #9 - 7 S - ft T 

uase ffo"ij oj 
Kennth Meuse 


To construct s single family dwelling on lsnd not shown on or 
made part of the Official Map on a way known as Beverly Ave. 


Grsnted 


Case #S-26-83 
Dennis Sullivan 


To construct a single family dwelling on land not shown on or 
made part of the Official Map on a way known as Beverly Ave. 


Grsnted 


Case #S-27-83 
Norman J. Powers 


To construct 3 single fsmily dwelling on lsnd not shown on or 
made part of the Official Map on a way known as Fairview Ave. 


Wi thd rswn 


Case #S-28-83 
Norman Powers 


To construct s single fsmily dwelling on lsnd not shown on or 
made part of the Official Map on a way known as Lime Street. 


Grsnted 


Case #S-29-83 
Edward Hill, Sr. 


To construct a single family dwell ing on land not shown on or 
made part of the Official Map on a way known as Bay St. 


Grsnted 


Case #S-30-83 
Alberta Ashworth 
Jos. Courtney, Atty. 


To construct a single family dwelling on land not shown on or 
msde psrt of the Officisl Map on 3 W3y known ss Msrch Road* 


Granted 


Case #S-31-83 
James DeCarolis 


To construct 3 single fsmily dwelling on lsnd not shown on or 
msde psrt of the Officisl Msp on s wsy known 3S West Jsmsics 


Granted 



Avenue . 



Veterans' Services 



Veterans' Services is governed by the General Laws of Massachusetts Chapter 115 as amended with strict 
compliance to this Chapter, the rules and policies of which govern the disbursement of aid. 

Benefits are for the needy Veteran and his immediate family who have been subject to unforeseen needs. 
Final approval of benefits comes from the Commissioner of Veterans' Services, Boston, Massachusetts. 

The balance for the first six months of 1983 from previous appropriation was $10,256.52. A balance of 
$694.67 remaining June 30, 1983. The amount of $1,160.00 was encumbered to pay bills waiting for 
authorization prior to end of Fiscal Year into 1983-1984 fiscal year. Total available funds beginning July 
1, 1983 was $12,000 including encumbered funds. Total expended for aid to Veterans and their families for 
the entire year was $10,145.33. 

This department deals continuously with new and changing benefits and/or laws pertaining to Social Security, 
V.A. Disabilities, Pension, Compensations and G.I. Education or on the job training; plus, aiding applicants 
for S.S.I., unemployment due to strikes, shut-downs and lack of work always has an impact on expenditures. 
Case load varies from time-to-time. 

The appropriation for 1983 and six months of 1984 was $12,000 as voted at the Annual Town Meeting, a balance 
of $6,188.79 forwarded for the first six months of 1984. 



Fourth of July Committee 



"Fun on the Fourth" has now established itself as a family tradition for the Wilmington Community. 1983 was 
a banner year for the program, as large crowds attended the week's activities, and a "soldout" became a 
familiar phrase at the dinners. 

With an expanded committee, the planning stages began in early January for the week of activities. The 
activities included breakfasts, lunches, and suppers provided by the service organizations in the community, 
concerts by local entertainment groups, competition in athletic events for industry and townspeople and, 
most important of all, people in the community having a chance to socialize with their friends, neighbors, 
and relatives on the Common. 

The highlight of the week was the spectacular display of fireworks - the largest, longest, and loudest seen 
in this area in quite some time. 

An added benefit to the program was the official opening of the Fourth of July Headquarters (the old 
library), which has now become the meeting place of many of the non-profit organizations in the community, 
with the only payment being participation in the Fourth of July program. 

The Committee would like to thank all the town departments, organizations, and the countless volunteers who 
gave of their free time to make our week so successful. We look forward to continuing this town tradition 
with the Wilmington family. 



53 



Accepted Streets 



STREET 


LOCATION 


LENGTH 


DATE (s) ACCEPTED 


Adams Street 


from Middlesex Avenue to Parker Street 


2,915 


1908 




Adelaide Street 


from Church Street to Middlesex Avenue 


666 


1976 




Agostino Drive 


from Gandalf Way 


999 


1979 




Aldrich Road 


from Shawsheen Avenue to Billerica Line 


6,740 


1894 




Allen Park Drive 


from Fairmont Avenue to Fairmont Avenue 


2,319 


1971 




Andover Street 


from Salem Street 


180 


1894 




Andover Street 


from Andover Line to beyond Woburn Street 


11 , 300 


1894 


1970 


Anthony Avenue 


from Salem Street to Catherine Avenue 


300 


1966 




Apollo Drive 


from Charlotte Road to Draper Drive 


300 


1971 




Arlene Avenue 


from Salem Street to Ella Avenue 


3,754 


1966 


1978 


Auburn Avenue 


from Shawsheen Avenue 


755 


1945 




Ayotte Street 


from Westdale Avenue to Crest Avenue 


240 


1947 




Baker Street 


from Brand Avenue to beyond Phillips Avenue 


684 


1945 




Baland Road 


from Ballardvale Street 


540 


1972 




Ballardvale Street 


from Salem Street to Route 125 


965 


1894 




Ballardvale Street 


from Rout.e 125 to Andover Street 


12,000 


1894 




Bancroft Street 


from Liberty Street 


400 


1952 




Barbara Avenue 


from Anthony Avenue to Dorothy Avenue 


850 


1966 




Beacon Street 


from Church Street to Belmont Avenue 


970 


1915 




Beech Street 


from Burlington Avenue to Byron Street 


1 ,005 


1947 




Beeching Avenue 


from Cunningham Street to Faulkner Avenue 


440 


1959 




Belmont Avenue 


from Columbia Street to State Street 


980 


1933 




Benson Road 


from Radcliff Road to Tewksbury Line 


616 


1971 




Biggar Avenue 


from Salem Street to King Avenue 


1,282 


1975 




Birchwood Road 


from Shady Lane Drive 


1,197 


1952 




Birchwood Road 


from Judith Road 


400 


1953 




Boutwell Street 


from Burlington Avenue to Aldrich Road 


4,144 


1894 


1960 1971 


Brand Avenue 


from Bridge Lane 


510 


1933 


1943 


Brand Avenue 


from Baker Street to beyond Wisser Street 


950 


1933 


1943 


Brattle Street 


from Massachusetts Avenue to Garden Avenue 


1,066 


1945 




Brentwood Avenue 


from Woburn Street to Woods ide Avenue 


1 ,017 


1938 




Bridge Lane 


from Shawsheen Avenue 


455 


1894 




Bridge Lane 


from Main Street to beyond Brand Avenue 


754 


1894 




Broad Street 


from King Street 


1,377 


1954 




Burlington Avenue 


from Main Street to Burlington Line 


8, 588 


1894 




Burnap Street 


from Grove Avenue 


1,145 


1953 




Burnap Street 


from Winchell Road 


484 


1945 




Burt Road 


from Cedar Street to beyond Water Street 


1,653 


1945 


1946 


Butters Row 


from Main Street to Chestnut Street 


3 , 577 


1894 




Buzzell Drive 


from Draper Drive to Evans Drive 


600 


1971 




Canal Street 


from Shawsheen Avenue to Burt Road 


1,505 


1939 


1955 


Carolyn Road 


from North Street to Marcia Road 


1,268 


1960 


1971 


Carson Avenue 


from Marie Drive to beyond Hathaway Road 


1,017 


1961 




Carter Lane 


from Shawsheen Avenue to beyond Norfolk Ave. 


1,411 


1957 




Catherine Avenue 


from Anthony Avenue to Arlene Avenue 


1,000 


1966 




Cedar Street 


from Burt Road to Harris Street 


687 


1945 




Cedar Crest Road 


from Pinewood Road to Judith Road 


1,100 


1963 




Central Street 


from Church Street to Middlesex Avenue 


552 


1950 




Chandler Road 


from Adams Street to Kelley Road 


400 


1957 





54 



STREET 




LOCATION 


LENGTH 


BATE ( 


s) ACCEPTED 


Chapman Avenue 


from 


Hathaway Road to Sheridan Road 


1 , 575 


1951 


1971 


Charlotte Road 




Gunderson Road to beyond Apollo Drive 


859 


1971 




Chase Road 


from 


Hathaway Road 


297 


1953 




Chestnut Street 




Burlington Avenue to Woburn Line 


11 480 


1 894 




Church Street 


from 


Main Street to Middlesex Avenue 


4 285 


1894 




Clark Street 


from 


Main Street to Church Street 


2 470 


1894 


1969 


Clorinda Road 


from 


Agostino Drive 


887 


1979 




Cochrane Road 




Forest Street to Wabash Road 


800 


1947 




Columbia Street 


from 


Church Street to beyond Belmont Avenue 


1 150 


1908 


1933 


Concord Street 


from 


Federal Street to North Reading Line 


5 803 


1894 




Congress Street 


from 


Forest Street to Burlington Line 


977 


1939 




Cook Avenue 


from 


Main Street 


813 


1946 




Cool idge Road 




Hathaway Road 


270 


1951 




Corey Avenue 


from 


Canal Street to Grand street 


366 


1951 




Cornell Place 


from 


Fordham Road 


747 


1982 




Cottage Street 


from 


Main Street 


927 


1954 




Crest Avenue 


from 


Ayotte Street 


558 


1947 




Cross Street 


from 


Main Street to Lowell Street 


697 


1894 




Cunningham Street 


from 


Salem Street to Beeching Avenue 


2,447 


1944 


1953 1952 


Cypress Street 


from 


Glen Road 


260 


1951 




Dadant Drive 


from 


North Street to North Street 


1,760 


1964 




Davis Road 


from 


Main Street 


500 


1952 




Dayton Road 




Hathaway Road 


170 


1951 




Dell Drive 


from 


Burlington Avenue 


1 794 


1958 


1971 


Dexter Street 


from 


Main Street 


480 


1979 




Dobson Street 


from 


Glen Road to beyond Garden Avenue 


1 ,402 


1954 




Dorchester Street 


from 


Billerica Line 


1,214 


1951 




Dorothy Avenue 


from 


Arlene Avenue to Barbara Avenue 


1 ,490 


1960 




Draper Drive 


from 


Gunderson Road to Evans Drive 


1,'560 


1959 


1971 


Drury Lane 


from 


Glen Road to School Street 


633 


1963 




Dublin Avenue 


from 


Main Street 


500 


1951 




Dunton Road 


from 


Nassau Avenue 


649 


1956 




Eames Street 


from 


Main Street to Woburn Street 


3,200 


1894 




Edward Road 


from 


Forest Street to beyond Baldwin Road 


450 


1947 




Ella Avenue 


from 


Arlene Avenue to Arlene Avenue 


1 043 


1978 




Elwood Road 


from 


Forest Street 


'642 


1968 




Emerson Street 




Faulkner Avenue to Oakwood Road 


590 


1951 




Englewood Drive 


from 


Kenwood Drive 


455 


1971 




Evans Drive 


from 


Gunderson Road to Draper Drive 


2,071 


1971 




Everett Avenue 




Faulkner Avenue to Cunningham Street 


480 


1979 




Fairfield Road 


from 


Main Street 


1,299 


1946 




Fairmeadow Road 


from 


Nichols Street to Nichols Street 


2,328 


1958 




Fairmont Avenue 


from 


Malloy Road 


952 


1971 




Fairview Avenue 


from 


State Street 


648 


1933 




Faneui 1 Drive 


from 


Massachusetts Ave. to beyond Harvard Ave. 


790 


1950 






from 


Glen Road to Jacobs Street 


1 ,946 


1944 


1953 


Fay Street 


from 


Glen Road to Garden Avenue 


714 


1938 


1945 


Federal Street 


from 


Middlesex Avenue to Woburn Street 


5,740 


1894 




Ferguson Road 


f om 


Shawsheen Avenue 


1 , 073 


1967 




Fletcher Lane 


from 


Kilmarnock Street to Morgan Road 


'792 


1977 




Floradale Avenue 


from 


Burlington Avenue 


627 


1970 




Fordham Road 


from 


North Reading Line 


3,714 


1971 




Forest Street 


from 


Burlington Avenue to Aldrich Road 


4,100 


1894 


1976 


Franklin Avenue 


from 


Arlene Avenue to Arlene Avenue 


739 


1978 




Frederick Drive 


from 


Salem Street 


1,070 


1966 




Freeport Drive 




Park Street to Lucaya Circle 


2,086 


1979 




Gandalf Way 


from 


Glen Road to Agostino Drive 


549 


1979 




Glen Road 


from 


Middlesex Avenue to Main Street 


6,870 


1894 





55 



STREFT 






LCJNU 1 n 


DATE ( 


S J ALLCr 1 £l) 


Glendale Circle 


from 


Glen Road to Lawrence Street 


1,304 


1952 






Glenview Road 


from 


Suncrest Avenue 


365 


1959 






Gowing Road 


from 


Park Street to Marcus Road 


941 


1956 






Grace Drive 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue to beyond Melody Lane 


2,514 


1966 






Grand Avenue 


from 


Corey Avenue 


815 


1952 






Grant Street 


from 


Federal Street 


780 


1943 






Grove Avenue 


from 


Main Street to Lake Street 


4,147 


1910 






Grove Street 


from 


Reading Line 


120 


1957 






Gunderson Road 




Marie Drive to beyond Evans Drive 


1 506 


1959 


1966 




Hamlin Lane 


from 


Lawrence Street 


540 


1962 






Hanson Road 


from 


Woodland Road 


838 


1969 






Hardin Street 


from 


Aldrich Road to Jaquith Road 


428 


1951 






Harnden Street 


from 


Main Street to Glen Road 


600 


1895 






Harold Avenue 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue to Reed Street 


1,312 


1971 






Harris Street 


from 


Burlington Avenue to Cedar Street 


806 


1945 






Harvard Avenue 


from 


Main Street to River Street 


430 


1951 






Hcith3Weiy Rosd 




Woburn Street to Ev3.ns Drive 


3 270 


1951 


1953 


1959 


Hawthorne Road 


from 


Woburn Street 


230 


1971 
1956 






Heather Drive 


from 


Freeport Drive to North Reading Line 


1,286 


1979 






High Street 


from 


Middlesex Avenue to Woburn Street 


3,585 


1894 






Hillside Way 


from 


Chestnut Street to Burlington Line 


2,230 


1914 






Hilltop Road 


from 


Suncrest Avenue 


364 


1959 






Hobs on Avenue 


from 


Pine Avenue to beyond Wisser Street 


1,560 


1945 


1951 


1952 


Hoplcins Street 




Shswsheen Avenue to Billerics Line 


3 051 


1 894 


1972 


1975 


Industrisl Wciy 




rKUUUlIl OLICCI LU nC3L OL1CCL 


4 430 


1974 






Jaquith Road 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue 


1,398 


1938 


1949 


1951 


Jere Road 


from 


Fairmeadow Road to Fairmeadow Road 


1,248 


1968 






Jones Avenue 


from 


Glen Road 


717 


1940 






Judith Road 




Cedsr Crest Rosd to Birchwood Rosd 


400 


1953 






Kelley Road 


from 


Chandler Road 


923 


1957 






Kendall Street 


from 


Aldrich Road to Blanchard Road 


1,420 


1945 






Kenwood Avenue 


from 


Woburn Street to beyond Englewood Drive 


1,725 


1970 


1971 




Kiernan Avenue 


from 


Lowell Street to beyond Naples Road 


693 


1958 






Kilmarnock Street 


from 


West Street to beyond Morgan Road 


1,840 


1894 






King Street 


from 


Glen Road to Broad Street 


2,400 


1940 


1945 




King Street Ext. 


from 


Glen Road 


487 


1979 






V i -r~h Cf r apf 
O L 1 CC L 




Ms in Street 


575 


1951 






Lake Street 


from 


Main Street to Shawsheen Avenue 


3,855 


1894 






Lang Street 


from 


Bancroft Street 


409 


1952 






Laurel Avenue 


from 


Parker Street to Molloy Road 


659 


1950 






Lawrence Court 


from 


Lawrence Street 


728 


1956 






Lawrence Street 


from 


Glen Road to Shady Lane Drive 


4,013 


1956 






Ledgewood Road 


from 


Suncrest Avenue 


383 


1959 






Lexington Street 


from 


Cunningham Street to Morningside Drive 


714 


1974 






Liberty Street 


from 


Federal Street 


740 


1943 






Lincoln Street 


from 


Federal Street 


720 


1943 






Linda Road 


from 


High Street to beyond Pineridge Road 


1,760 


1950 






Lloyd Road 


from 


Main Street 


1,050 


1951 






Lockwood Road 


from 


Ballardvale Street 


977 


1957 






Long view Road 


from 


Middlesex Avenue 


650 


1959 






Loumac Road 


from 


Drury Lane 


510 


1963 






Lowell Street 


from 


Main Street to Reading Line 


10,152 


1894 


1978 




Lowell Street Park 


from 


Lowell Street 


580 


1908 


1957 


1958 


Lucaya Circle 


from 


Heather Drive to Freeport Drive 


2,469 


1979 







56 



STREET 



LOCATION 



LENGTH 



DATES (s) ACCEPTED 



Mackey Road 


from 


Federal Street 


250 


1943 


Magazine Road 


from 


Wisser Street 


320 


1973 


Magazine Street 


from 


Taplin Avenue 


190 


1973 


Main Street 


from 


Tewksbury Line to Woburn Line 


21,387 


1894 


Marc i a Road 


from 


North Street to beyond Carolyn Road 


2,806 


1962 


Marcus Road 


from 


Gowing Road 


2,315 


1958 


Marie Drive 


from 


Woburn Street to beyond Gunderson Road 


1,525 


1961 


Marion Street 


from 


Burlington Avenue to beyond Clifton St. 


1,876 


1945 


Marjorie Road 


from 


Main Street 


1,392 


1951 


Massachusetts Avenue 


from 


Main Street to beyond Brattle Street 


810 


1945 


McDonald Road 


from 


Salem Street 


2,621 


1944 


Meadow Lane 


from 


Suncrest Avenue 


364 


1957 


Melody Lane 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue to Grace Drive 


245 


1966 


Middlesex Avenue 


from 


Main Street to Salem Street 


12,140 


1894 


Miles Street 


from 


Main Street to Hobson Avenue 


380 


1945 


Miller Road 


from 


Glen Road 


638 


1945 


Moore Street 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue to beyond Wedgewood Ave. 


1 ,528 


1967 


Morgan Road 


from 


Kilmarnock Street 


653 


1977 


Morningside Drive 


from 


Lexington Street to Fairfield Road 


693 


1974 


Morse Avenue 


from 


Woburn Street to beyond Lawn Street 


1,360 


1939 


Mystic Avenue 


from 


Middlesex Avenue 


598 


1908 


Nassau Avenue 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue to Dunton Road 


1,566 


1946 


Nathan Road 


from 


Senpek Road 


1,057 


1971 


Nichols Street 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue to Billerica Line 


3,801 


1894 


Nickerson Avenue 


from 


West Street 


953 


1947 


Norfolk Avenue 


from 


Carter Lane to Nassau Avenue 


537 


1954 


North Street 


from 


Middlesex Avenue to Marcia Road 


3,515 


1945 


North Washington Ave. 


from 


Agostino Drive 


858 


1979 


Nunn Road 


from 


Kelley Road 


214 


1965 


Oak Street 


from 


Salem Street 


355 


1951 


Oakdale Road 


from 


Short Street to Judith Road 


2,301 


1950 


Oakridge Circle 


from 


Gowing Road to Gowing Road 


1,730 


1958 


Oakwood Road 


from 


Main Street to beyond Emerson Street 


800 


1946 


Olson Street 


from 


Church Street 


122 


1957 


Park Street 


from 


Woburn Street to North Reading Line 


4,180 


1895 


Parker Street 


from 


Lowell Street to Blackstone Street 


2,000 


1919 


Patricia Circle 


from 


Dell Drive 


595 


1958 


Pershing Street 


from 


Federal Street 


720 


1943 


Phillips Avenue 


from 


Wild Avenue to beyond Baker Street 


1,519 


1946 


Pilling Road 


from 


Hathaway Road 


954 


1959 


Pine Avenue 


from 


Main Street to Hobson Avenue 


380 


1945 


Pineridge Road 


from 


North Street to Linda Road 


914 


1960 


Pine view Road 


from 


Cobalt Street to Adelman Road 


450 


1953 


Pinewood Road 


from 


Shady Lane Drive to Oakdale Road 


1 , 364 


1954 


Pleasant Road 


from 


Middlesex Avenue to Linda Road 


750 


1962 


Powder House Circle 


from 


Middlesex Avenue 


710 


1954 


Presidential Drive 


from 


Boutwell Street 


826 


1977 


Progress Way 


from 


Industrial Way 


630 


1974 


Radcliff Road 


from 


South Street to Benson Road 


355 


1971 


Railroad Avenue 


from 


Clark Street 


650 


1909 


Reading Avenue 


from 


Oakwood Road 


215 


1979 


Redwood Terrace 


from 


Kenwood Avenue 


645 


1970 


Reed Street 


from 


Shawsheen Ave. to beyond Harold Ave. 


1,090 


1971 


Richmond Street 


from 


Main Street to Shawsheen Avenue 


1,800 


1973 


Ridge road 


from 


Suncrest Avenue 


365 


1956 


Ring Avenue 


from 


Salem Street to Biggar Avenue 


1,150 


1975 


River Street 


from 


Massachusetts Ave. to Harvard Avenue 


453 


1962 



57 



STREET 




LOCATION 


LENGTH 


DATE ( 


s) ACCEPTED 


Roberts Road 


from 


Burlington Avenue to Burlington Avenue 


1 861 


1967 




koi i ins Koaa 


f 


Marion Street to Fenway Street 


200 


1954 




Roosevelt Road 


from 


Rniitupl 1 Q-f- y c±ci f- +r> Qijoin RnaH 

DUU L WC 1 1 O L L CC L LU OWdlll I\UdU 


1 980 


1946 




Route 62 


from 


Middlesex Avenue to Salem Street 


3^ 343 


1958 




Royal Street 


from 


Salem Street 


1,043 


1951 




OdlCill O L 1 Cc L 


r 

rom 


lewKSDury Line to beyond Daiiarcivaie ot« 


8 895 


1894 




Col £»m Cfrppf 
odlCIN OL1CCL 


rom 


North Reading Line to beyond Woburn St. 


6 475 


1 894 




^ral tri tn Dti vt* 
otaiii nu ui i vc 




Salem Street 


785 


1974 




OL-JlULJl OlICUL 


rom 


Middlesex Avenue to beyond Drury Lane 


1 139 


191 5 


1963 


Senpek Road 




wiiowooa oLreet lo iNaxnan Koaa 


i.o\) 


1971 




Sewell Road 


from 


Hathaway Road 


300 


1955 




Shady Lane Drive 




Middlesex Avenue to Lawrence Street 


2 904 


1950 


1958 


Shawsheen Avenue 




beyond Richard St. to Billerica Line 


11 , 845 


1 894 




Sherburn Place 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue 


723 


1975 




ollcl XUdJl IvUdU 




Woburn Street to Hathaway Road 


1 021 


1951 


1 971 


Sherwood Road 


from 


Forest Street to Cochrane Road 


445 


1971 




Silver Lake Avenue 




ijdfc.C OLICCL LU UCALCl Oil CC L 


455 


1954 




Sparhawk Drive 


from 


Park Street to Heather Drive 


361 


1979 




Sprucewood Road 


f 


Shady Lane Drive 


690 


1952 




OLdLC O L I cu L 


from 


Belmont Avenue to Fairview Avenue 


315 


1933 




Strout Avenue 


from 


Lowell Street 


908 


1955 




Suncrest Avenue 


from 


West Street to Ledgewood Road 


1,246 


1954 




Swain Road 


from 


Burlington Avenue to Forest Street 


2,290 


1922 


1929 


Taft Rr*aH 
1 dL l rvudu 


r 


ooutweii otreet to owain Koaci 


1 986 


1938 




Taplin Avenue 


, 


Wi ccor Qf root 


461 


1946 




Tap 1 i n Avenue 




Baker Street 


900 


1946 




1CH1L»J.C OLICCL 


f om 


Church Street 


214 


1911 




Thrush Road 


from 


Salem Street to Marie Drive 


400 


1961 




Thurston Avenue 


from 


Church Street to beyond Kidder Place 


623 


1907 




Truman Road 


from 


Hathaway Road 


300 


1953 




Unnamed Street 


from 


Salem Street to Andover Street 


470 


1958 




Upton Court 


from 


Andover Street 


500 


1894 




Veranda Avenue 


from 


Main Street 


847 


1916 




Virginia Road 


from 


North Reading Line to North Reading Line 


1,105 


1954 




Walker Street 


f om 


Main Street 


423 


1958 




Warren Road 


f 


Wiohfman PnaH tn TpuVqHiit'v T i tip 

MigllLlllall I\UdU LU Llllr 


97 


1954 




Washington Avenue 


from 


Clark Street to Stone Street 


1,650 


1920 




WCt/DCI OLICCL 


f om 


Burlington Avenue 


677 


1969 




Wedgewood Avenue 


trom 


Moore Street 


476 


1967 




west oLreex, 




Woburn Street to Reading Line 


8 372 


1894 


1978 


Westdale Avenue 


from 


HCoL Oil Ccl 


1 211 


1942 




Wicks Circle 


from 


Everett Avenue 


533 


1971 




Wightman Road 


trom 


Warren Road to Tewksbury Line 


239 


1954 




Wild Avenue 


trom 


Grove Avenue 


1 050 


1910 




rviiawoou oireei 


rom 


Middlesex Avenue to Woburn Street 


5 290 


1 894 




Williams Avenue 


trom 


Main Street 


706 


1940 




wiison otreei 


rom 


Federal Street 


760 


1943 




Wilton Drive 




Shawsheen Avenue 


1 151 


1966 






f^m 


Grove Avenue to Burnap 


193 


1945 




Wing Road 




WrsKurn ^trp<»t 
rVUUUIIl OLICCL 


746 


1958 




Wisser Street 


from 


Main Street to Brand Avenue 


1,146 


1950 




Woburn Street 


from 


Andover Street to Woburn Line 


23,122 


1894 


1978 


Woodland Road 


from 


Lowell Street 


1,174 


1969 





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Redevelopment Authority 



1983 saw no personnel changes on the Wilmington Redevelopment Authority with incumbent, Sidney Kaizer, being 
re-elected to a five-year term. 

Officers of the Redevelopment Authority include: Carl Backman, Jr., Chairman; Jay Donovan, Vice Chairman; 
C. Nicki Johnson, Secretary; Sidney Kaizer, Treasurer, and Vaughn Surprenant, Assistant Treasurer. 

During the year, the roadway was completed and all utilities were installed. Altron purchased the lot 
adjacent to their existing building to accommodate future explansion planned for 1984-1985. 

The last remaining lot on Jewel Drive is under agreement for final sale to Howland Development Company of 
Woburn, who have successfully completed several industrial buildings in Wilmington previously. Their plan 
is to build approximately 100,000 - 150,000 square feet of space suitable for light manufacturing, 
warehouse, research and development and office use within a 6 - 24 month period. 

At the end of 1983, there were five businesses operating in Jewel Park employing a total of 445 people. 
Assessed value of the park is $3,560,400 and the annual tax revenue to the Town of Wilmington totals $87,870. 



Historical Commission 



The Wilmington Historical Commission held nine Sunday Open Houses during the course of the year with tours 
being conducted by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Columbo who are tenants of the Tavern extension. The Arts Council 
sponsored several exhibits of local artists in conjunction with these tours. The Women's Club held a 
showing of sketches of flowers growing in Wilmington at the turn of the century and a booklet of poems by 
Mary Louise Buzzell and also a book of poems written by her son, Phillip Buzzell. 

The friends, our local support group, sponsored a Strawberry Festival and a Christmas Social. They also 
donated a rocking chair from the estate of Mildred Buck. 

The Tour Map was completed and copies are know in the Town Hall and the Library. The Commission is grateful 
to the Avco Systems Division for printing and providing the town with these copies. 

The clapboards on the front exterior of the Tavern were replaced and painted. The front door and all its 
intricate moldings was carefully restored to as near its original appearance as possible by Barney McMahon 
and Ray McKinnon. We hope to continue further exterior renovation to prevent additional deterioration of 
the Tavern. 

The interior has been enhanced by the installation of wall sconces in each room gratis by the Massachusetts 
Electrical Contractors Association, Northern Middlesex Chapter - Bob Wright, President. 

Estimates have been received for the refurbishing of the rooms with wallpaper and paint according to 
research that has been done. 



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Recreation Department 



Wilmington's Recreation Department continued to provide a wide variety of leisure time activities for local 
citi; :ns during 1983. 

The following departmental objectives guide us in our efforts: 

To provide opportunities for self expression 
To develop a sense of personal worth 

To provide activities that allow for personal achievement and accomplishment 
To provide activities that are fun and enjoyable 

To provide physical activities which are new and different, offering a certain amount of challenge 
to participants 

To teach skills in various activities that will have carry over value in later life 
To provide a healthful and diversified program of recreation activities in an attempt to meet the 
needs and interests of the people being served. 

The present day Recreation Department reflects the changes brought about three years ago when over 50% of 
the budget was lost to Prop 2 1/2. This loss in tax support was offset by increased user fees, increased 
support from industry and civic/fraternal groups, and increased volunteer assistance. 

Many of those organizations that assist us also serve a vital role in the community by providing their own 
particular social /recreation programs. These groups include: Rotary, Knights of Columbus, Sons of Italy, 
Lions, Elks and Kiwanis. The custodian union along with the town employees union and Police Association 
also help sponsor events with us. The Special Needs PAC donated needed items for our summer camp at Forty 
Acres. 

We are fortunate to receive generous support from the following businesses: Sweetheart Plastics, Polaroid, 
Very Fine Apple Juice, Purity Supreme, Diamond Crystal, Lipton Tea, Bakery Distributors, General Electric 
Good Neighbor Fund, Converse, Massbank for Savings, Town Crier, Charles River, Elia's Country Store, Chamber 
of Commerce, Stelio's, Avco, Compugraphic, F § R Auto, Ski Haus, Burger King, Rocco's and D § D Lock. 

Our programs are planned on a seasonal or quarterly basis. Our Winter programs consist of: Red Cross 
Swimming Lessons, Baton, Basketball, Men's Gym, Ladies' Fitness, Co-ed Volleyball, Teen Ski Trips, Youth Ski 
Lessons, Cross-country Ski Lessons, Santa's Workshop, Special Needs Christmas Party, Public Skating, Record 
hops, Ballet, Rotary/Rec Shootout, Universal Exercise, Hoop Clinics, Mens Basketball, Disney on Ice, Roller 
Skating, Indoor Soccer Practice, Modeling and Modeling Pageant. 

Spring programs were: Swimming Lessons and Family Swim, Easter Egg Hunt, Record Hop, Public Skating, Girls 
Softball , Soccer, Tennis Lessons, Gymnastics, Baton, Special Needs Easter Egg Hunt, Roller Skating, 
Modeling, Fun Runs, New York Trip, Jogging Clinics, Universal Exercise, Lion's Fishing Derby, Canoe Clinic 
and Silver Lake Clean Up, Memorial Races and Ladies Fitness. 

Summer programs were: Playground, Tiny Tots, Special Needs Day Camp, Maine Rafting Trip, Tennis Lessons, 
Gymnastics, Soccer, July 4th Road Race, Concerts on the Common, Hampton Beach Trips, Red Sox Trips, Public 
Beach, Canoe Rental, Canoe Lessons, Jogging Clinic, Swimming Lessons, Red Cross Swim-a-Cross, Girls 
Softball, Canobie Lake Trip, Roller Skating, Boston Harbor Trip, Cranes Beach Sand Castle Competition and 
Police Association Day. 



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Fall programs were: Newport Trip, L.L. Bean Trip, Punt, Pass and Kick with Rotary, Modeling and Finishing, 
Snriners Rodeo with the Police and Special Needs Kids, Horribles Parade, New York Trip, Movie Discounts, 
Florida Discounts, Barnum § Bailey Circus Trip, Swimming Lessons, Family Swim, Record Hop, Baton, Teen Girls 
Workout, Ladies Fitness, Gymnastics, Ski Show, Veterans Day Turkey Race, Modeling Show and Mens Gym. 

There are other sport /recreation groups which help deliver a well rounded recreation program. They are: 
Little League, Pony League, Youth Hockey, T-Ball, Figure Skating Club, Mens Softball, Square Dancing, 
Wilmington Wheelmen, Youth Soccer, Spotlighters, Tennis Club, July 4th Committee, Community Schools, Council 
on Aging, Council for the Arts, Scouts and the BMX Bike Club. 

Wilmington has many fine natural facilities where many outdoor activities may be pursued. Silver Lake is 
our most valuable such asset offering a variety of aquatic pursuits from swimming, sailing and canoeing to 
fishing and skating in. the winter. The hill at Town Park provides an excellent sledding area during the 
long winter months. There are many wooded areas to skate on as well as at the Youth Ice Arena. The larger 
number of conservation and water department lands provide an extremely healthful environment for man and 
animal alike. These protected properties also allow for much passive recreation such as bird watching, 
nature study or just plain browsing. 

Camp Forty Acres is a semi-private wooded facility used by various youth and scouting groups. The Town 
Forest, Town Park, Common with Gazebo, School Playgrounds and an abundance of tennis courts - many with 
lights are available to all. 

The outdoor facility at Glen Road School has been turned over to the Recreation Commission. The Commission 
in turn quickly improved the facility through a generous donation by Rotary and the invaluable help of 
volunteers and the Highway Department. Further improvements are planned for the future. 

Other play areas at the schools should be improving due to the formation of an Athletic/Recreation Fields 
Advisory Committee and the re-organization of those Departments connected with fields maintenance. 

The Recreation Director and Commission thank those many individuals and groups who help produce a final 
recreation product which is a model to many surrounding communities. 



Sealer of Weights and Measures 





Sealed 


Not Sealed 


Adjusted 


Condemmed 


Scales, Balances, Weights 


241 


34 


64 


23 


Liquid Measuring Meters 


190 


12 


73 


28 


Capacity Measures 


41 


14 


34 


18 


Other Measuring Devices 


55 


26 


21 


22 


Prepackaged Foods Reweighed 


6800 









The above is a list of all weighing and measuring devices, scales, meters, pumps, that were tested, sealed, 
not sealed, adjusted, and condemmed during the year 1983. 



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School Committee 



The School Committee of the Town of Wilmington herewith presents its report for the year 1983. The 
membership of the Committee is as follows: 

Robert G. Peterson, Chairman 
Bridget T. Zukas, Vice Chairperson 
Anthony Accardi, Jr., Secretary 
John D. Brooks 
Philip A. Fenton 
Linda T. McMenimen 

A total of thirty-one (31) regular meetings, twenty-three (23) executive sessions, two (2) special meetings, 
two (2) public budget meetings, and nine (9) collective bargaining meetings were held by the whole Committee. 

COLLECTIVE BARGAINING 

The Committee completed a negotiated two year contract with the Directors' Unit and conducted numerous 
meetings with the Wilmington Teachers Association. A three year (1983-86) collective bargaining agreement 
was reached with the Teachers' Unit during formal mediation sessions in 1983. 

BUDGET 

The 1982-83 school budget of $8,224,750 was increased by a modest 3.9 percent to $8,534,063 for 1983-84. 

STAFF RECRUITMENT 

Candidates were screened and hired in the areas of Mathematics, Science, English, Social Studies, and 
Foreign Language in 1983. The availability of state certified candidates in Science, Mathematics and 
Foreign Languages was clearly limited this year. 

CENTRAL OFFICE 

Wilmington's programs have received national recognition. In February Dr. Sager was invited to speak at the 
National Conference of the American Association of School Administrators in order to spotlight the 
accomplishments of the Wilmington Public Schools. In light of today's criticism of education nationwide, 
this is indeed an honor for Wilmington as well as for Dr. Sager. 

RETIREMENTS 

A number of persons who served Wilmington retired in 1983. They include: 

Harold F. Garrett, Assistant High School Principal 
Charles Shiere, High School Business Education Teacher 
Marjorie Winchell , High School Guidance Secretary 
Bernadette Moegelln, Elementary Educational Secretary 

The Committee thanks each of these persons who have served the Wilmington School Department and wishes them 
success in their retirements. 

The Committee also wishes to extend their appreciation to Lester White who served for seven years as a 
School Committee member, former chairman, and active public servant. 

The School Committee thanks all of the parents, other town personnel, and professional staff who have 
contributed to a successful 1983. 



62 



Superintendent of Schools 



I am pleased to submit the Annual Report of the activities of the Wilmington Public Schools for the year 
1983. A review of the year's activities brings out the following highlights: 

BASIC SKILLS IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM 

In the spring of 1983, students in grades 3 and 6 were administered the Iowa Test of Basic Skills to assess 
their basic skills, provide diagnostic information, and to identify students not achieving minimal 
competency levels. In grade 8 students were assessed in Reading, Mathematics, and Writing to insure that 
minimal competency levels were achieved. In grades 3, 5, and 7 a listening skills assessment was performed 
to comply with state mandates to identify students needing improvement in this skill area. 

Skills in capitalization, punctuation, grammar and usage were also tested in grades 3, 6, and 8 as part of 
the total Basic Skills Program. Students not achieving minimal competency in one or all of the areas tested 
are provided with remediation programs until competency can be demonstrated. 

"WILMINGTON COMPUTES" 

A variety of formal and informal activities designed to provide computer literacy experiences for students 
previously underserved were introduced in the 1982-83 school year. 

A formal computer literacy program was introduced to all grade eight students at both the North and West 
Intermediate Schools. This one semester requirement provided two hours of weekly instruction and exposure 
to the concepts and applied hands-on activities needed to vastly improve the computer literacy of 
participants. 

A series of computer clubs was introduced for grade seven students and high school students on a limited 
space available basis in the fall of 1983. 

During the school year several sequences of Saturday morning computer experiences were offered and elected a 
charge basis for elementary school children and grade seven students. In addition, to fully utilize our 
microcomputer hardware, four sequences of "Summer Computer Camps" were provided for Wilmington's children at 
a cost which covered all expenses. 

The strong demand for computer oriented programs is beginning to be fulfilled and can be achieved in the 
next three years as the motto of "Wilmington Computes" becomes a reality. 

READING/LANGUAGE ARTS 

The Reading Program continues to service a large number of students at elementary, intermediate and high 
school levels. Two of the most notable highlights for 1983 include the introduction of a new reading course 
at the North and West Intermediate Schools and the second Annual Summer Reading Program. 

The Advanced Reading Skills Course is designed to provide ongoing, developmental instruction in reading. 
The areas covered include work study skills . (For example, effective use of book parts, usage of reference 
materials, note-taking and outlining, tips for test-taking and techniques to develop a flexible reading rate 
necessary to be able to read and study a variety of content area material.) Vocabulary development includes 
specialized content area terminology, structural analysis, usage of context clues, multiple meanings of 
words, and figurative language. Literal and inferential comprehension skills and independent reading skills 
are also covered. This class meets three periods a week in a regular classroom setting. 



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Wilmington's second annual summer reading program was a tremendous success. Through the cooperative efforts 
of the Wilmington Reading Department and the Wilmington Memorial Library, the major objective of the 
program— to encourage summer reading and visits to the public library— was achieved. The greatest number of 
students ever (641) participated in this program. The library reports that the summer of 1983 had the 
highest circulation of books on record. Read And Investigate New Books Or Writers was the Rainbow Theme. 

Upon the return to school in September, a special "Rainbow Reading Celebration" was held. Rainbow songs, 
rainbow art projects, certificates for those participating in the summer program, rainbow readers of the 
week, and special rainbow reading activities were conducted. All students were given the opportunity to 
participate in the program. Plans for next summer's cooperative reading program are already underway. 

CAREER AND OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION 

A federal grant was prepared, submitted, and awarded for the expansion of our Wang Word Processor unit and 
number of student stations. Junior and senior students in the business education program are now able to 
acquire word processing skills which are in local and regional demand. 

A major highlight for business students in the local chapter of the Office Education Association was their 
participation in the Massachusetts State Conference in Lynnfield. Students competed for two days in 
examinations of: proofreading, busines mathematics, personal banking, and other office education skills. 
Trophies were awarded by the State Association for excellence to Debbie Hanegan, Bonnie MacEachern, Darin 
Mather, and Janice Wolff. 

PERFORMING AND FINE ARTS 

This was the initial year of reorganizing the previously separate departments of music and art into an 
integrated Performing and Fine Arts Department. 

The goals of this reorganization include (1) continuation of the high quality art and music experiences, (2) 
to integrate the arts into the basic skills curriculum, (3) to develop a multi-arts curriculum component, 
(4) to develop appropriate performing arts curriculum and experiences for students at all levels. 

Highlights include a pilot program in performing arts/drama at the Shawsheen and Wildwood Elementary 
Schools; a pilot dance program at the North Intermediate; and a multi-arts Medieval Fair involving most of 
the faculty and students at the West Intermediate. 

Department faculty teamed with regular classroom teachers to develop and present cooperative arts 
experiences in all elementary and intermediate schools. Guest artists in residence were made available in 
each school, and community service projects were undertaken in the Wilmington community. 

Parent groups have continued to support the arts program and have been expended by the development of a new 
parent band booster group. 

SCIENCE/HEALTH 

The science curriculum at the elementary level is designed to provide a variety of learning experiences in 
both the content and process of science. With the acquisition of resource kits at each grade level, 
teachers are able to provide an exciting and educationally sound program for all students. Also, an 
in-service course called "Project Wizard" is being offered to teachers in order to enhance our resources for 
elementary science instruction. 

At the intermediate level, we offer life science in grade seven and physical science in grade eight. Both 
programs are designed to develop and enhance critical thinking skills and build a foundation for further 
study in science. 

At Wilmington High School over 68% of the student body take science courses and over 27% are enrolled in 
their second, third or fourth year of high school science. We have an active and enthusiastic science club 
and enrich our courses of study with audio-visual media, laboratory activities, field trips, visiting 
lecturers and increased use of microcomputers. 

We continue to award the Bausch and Lomb Medal for outstanding science achievement, and this year the 
recipient Darin Colarusso. 



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FOREIGN LANGUAGE 



Many students from the High School, the North and the West were heard around town this summer speaking a 
combination of French, Spanish, and English. They were entertaining their French and Spanish "brothers" and 
"sisters" who had come to the United States to live wth an American family and to improve their English. 
There was also a continuous exchange of cultural information. Many of the French and Spanish students have 
invited their American "brothers" and "sisters" to visit them in Europe. 

Hundreds of parents, students, and teachers spent a delightful evening clapping their hands, stamping their 
feet, and swaying from side to side as they listened to "LaTuna." "La Tuna" is a group of Spanish 
University students who are also professional musicians. The group tours the United States giving concerts 
of Spanish music to Americans of all ages. Mr. Robert Young, the Spanish teacher at the North invited the 
group to come and organized the entire evening with the help of his students. Students were able to speak 
to the "Tunas" in Spanish. Several students even hosted a "Tuna" for the night and thus were able to use 
their Spanish more extensively. 

The foreign language clubs are alive and well at Wilmington High School. Under the direction of Miss Jeanne 
Fitzgerald and Miss Lita Fernandes, more than ninety students of French and Spanish participate in 
extra-curricular activities oriented towards inter-cultural awareness and personal enrichment. There have 
been trips to a court house and a bank to learn about the value of a foreign language in many careers, as 
well as to museums, restaurants, movies, and concerts. To celebrate the Christmas holidays, club members 
gathered at the Deming Way community to sing carols and distribute homemade Christmas cards. A Christmas 
fiesta, complete wtih pinata, followed at one of the student's home. 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND ATHLETICS 

The department continued to serve all students K-12 and to provide an adaptive program for students with 
exceptional needs. Outstanding Achievement Awards were given to Mark Poole and Alice McNamara Class of 
1983, Scott Robbins and Joan Sullivan Class of 1984, David Hanson and Pam Davis Class of 1985, and Anthony 
Cutone and Andrea Spinelli Class of 1986. 

Wilmington's student athletes distinguished themselves and their community in a wide variety of 
experiences. Eight of the top ranked ten highest academic achievers at Wilmington High were student 
athletes. They included Mary McNaughton, Karen Rowe, Kimberly Bennett, Janice Wolff, Joseph Pelletier, 
Deborah Zambernardi, Deborah Mottolo, and Lisa Rudnicki. 

Athletic teams had an outstanding year which included the Girls Basketball Team, coached by Doug Anderson, 
winning the Merrimack Valley conference Small School Championship, the Boys Basketball Team, coached by Jim 
Tildsley, qualifying for the State Tournament for the first time in twenty-five years; the Merrimack Valley 
Co- Championship of the Boys Hockey Team and Coach Cullen's team skating in the semi-finals of the State 
Tournament; the Girls Softball Team, coached by Jack Fahey, winning the Merrimack Valley Conference Small 
School Championship; and the Boys Baseball team's winning the Merrimack Valley Small School Championship 
under the leadership of Coach Dick Scanlon. 

Other highlights include Dean Athanasia's selection as a Globe All Scholastic, and 1983 graduate Mary 
McNaughton was selected to the first team All American Cross Country Team for her performace at Holy Cross 
College. 

Top athletic awards in the Class of 1983 included the Dr. Gerald Fagan Award (Outstanding Athlete) to Karen 
Rowe and Jonathan Nolan; the Lawrence H. Cushing Award (Scholarship and Sportsmanship) to Mary McNaughton 
and Edward Olshaw; the Harold "Ding" Driscoll Award (most dedication to sports) to Michelle DeGirolamo and 
Robert Ducharme; and the George Spanos Memorial Award (contribution to W.H.S. athletics) to Frank Sferrazza. 

SPECIAL EDUCATION 

The Special Education Department has completed the process that began last year of applying computer 
technology to the managerial aspect of the Chapter 766 program. The Special Education office now maintains 
all such information relative to Wilmington's approximately 460 Special Needs students in our High School 
main computer. The computer program has assisted in improving the monitoring, on both a systemwide and 
building by building basis, of annual program reviews and third year re-evaluations of all Special Needs 
students. The program is an asset for daily management of programs and budgets. 



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The Special Education Department has worked with area communities in an effort to develop more local 
programs for students currently being educated in private 766 schools. 

IN-HOUSE SUSPENSION PROGRAM 

The In-House Suspension program at Wilmington High School was conceived as an alternative to placing 
students being suspended outside the building for periods of one to five days. 

Statistics demonstrate that in the 1983 school year over 80% of the students suspended by building 
administrators were placed in the in-house suspension program. Seventy-five percent of those students 
placed in the program for the first time did not repeat their suspension experience in the same school year. 

Students placed in the program are required to complete school work for credit in a structured setting and 
are better prepared to be returned to regular classroom instruction than students who otherwise would be 
suspended out of school. 

DATA PROCESSING 

A new internal computerized payroll system, which prints all checks for school department employees, was 
implemented. The new system provides all bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports. It 
also enhances our ability to produce internal auditing reports, improve the school department's program 
budget, and retrieve data for financial reports required by the State Department of Education. 

In conclusion I would like to take this opportunity to extend my appreciation to the School Committee, 
administrators, teachers, parents and students who contributed their efforts to the Wilmington Public 
Schools during the 1983 school year. A special note of thanks to the many town departments that cooperated 
with the school system in 1983. 



Shawsheen Regional 
Vocational/Technical School 



Elected 



Representatives of the School Committee are: 



Bedford 
Anthony R. Mazzone, Cha: 
Joseph L. Rogers 



irman 



Billerica 

Kenneth L. Buffum, Secretary /Treasurer 
Bernard Hoar, Vice Chairman 



Burl ington 
John G. Murphy 
John P. Miller 



Tewksbury 
Richard E. Griffin 
J. Peter Downing 



Wilmington 
Lawrence P. Juergens 
Frank McLean 



January 1984 is the start of a year which saw industrial activity at a high level and this in turn is 
expected to result in excellent placement opportunities for all of our graduates this coming June. 

We find that there is still an over-crowded condition due to the absorption of students in the afternoon 
program being combined with our day school students a few years ago. The overall situation is that the 
ninth and tenth grade student enrollment is expected to be normal and the student enrollment in grades 
eleven and twelve is above the normal capacity due to these unusual conditions. 



Orientation nights for eighth grade students and their parents were held in January on two different 
evenings. This made it possible for the students and their parents to visit the school, listen to the 
administration explain the operation of our school, and then tour the building and ask questions of the shop 
teachers relative to the training programs. 



In accordance with past practices, the superintendents of the five towns that comprise our region and that 
serve in an advisory capacity, met early this year to discuss the possibility of reviewing the preliminary 
stages of the Budget to see if they could be of any assistance. In accordance with the guidelines 
established, the final Budget was reviewed and passed by the Regional School Committee on the 25th of 
January. Some problems have arisen these past few years in regard to the Budget situation since the new 
method of funding our school was adopted a few years ago. We have no way of knowing what the State aid will 
be in January when our Budget is finalilzed since the Cherry Sheet comes out generally in July or August. 
This makes for a difficult situation, especially when the funds anticipated are not the funds that are 
actually sent to us. This upsets our Budget that was finalized in January. 



Adult Education continues to be a very popular program with approximately 600 adults attending some 39 
programs. Two new courses offered are Micro-Processing Electronics and an Introduction to Home Computers. 
During the summer of 1983, Mr. John McDermott, our Area Coordinator, ran three projects that were paid for 
by grants received through the State Department of Education. They were: PROJECT T.A.C. (Typing, 
Accounting and Computers), PROJECT V.O.T.E. (Vocational, Occupational Training Experience) and a Computer 
Camp, which was a combination Computer program and physical education program, geared for children. 



ORIENTATION 



BUDGET 



ADULT EDUCATION 



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MASSACHUSETTS ADVISORY COUNCIL ON VOCATIONAL EDUCATION 



The Council consists of 22 members throughout the State. They met at Shawsheen Tech and had an opportunity 
to tour the. facility and were quite impressed with the updated equipment and the school in general. 

PARENTS ADVISORY COUNCIL (P.A.C.) 

The Council was quite active this year. At their meetings presentations were made by members of our staff 
to enable the parents to become familiar with the various shop programs, as well as the academic schedules. 

OUTSIDE PROJECTS 

Again, we pride ourselves on having assisted the Shriner's in Wilmington with the renovation of part of 
their auditorium into a function room. The Shriner's provided all of the necessary materials. Our house 
building project in Bedford was completed in June. This is the largest home we have built to date. The 
house has twelve rooms and three and one-half baths. For the school year, 1983-84 we are now working on a 
contemporary style home located in Wilmington. 

NEGOTIATIONS 

This is the year that negotiations are taking place with all of the union groups within the school. 

MEETING WITH LEGISLATORS 

In March, our Business Manager, Mr. Robert Brooks and Mr. Bernard Hoar, a member of the Regional School 
Committee (Billerica), visited the State House and met with the Senators and Representatives from our 
district. The main topic of discussion was to ensure that State aid would be distributed in an equitable 
manner so that we at Shawsheen Tech would get our fair share. 

CRAFT ADVISORY COMMITTEES 

The Craft Advisory Committees in keeping with our past practices, met in the spring and fall and continue to 
be very important in updating our curriculum and equipment in various shop areas. We have been most 
fortunate in having a large and very interested group of advisors whose guidance has been extremely valuable 
to all of us at Shawsheen Tech. The General Advisory Committee meets periodically to review the total 
operation of our school and to make suggestions for its growth and direction. 

MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE 

A meeting was held in May with President Houlihan of Middlesex Community College and members of his staff to 
discuss the possibility of a cooperative project with the students from the college using our shop 
facilities in the afternoon in order to complement their studies. We anticipate the possibility of a 
program that would be set up in Graphic Arts Management, Diesel Mechanics and Metal Fabrication. 

PUBLIC RELATIONS 

Our school was invited to celebrate RCA's 25th Anniversary at their Burlington facility. The students from 
our school who are involved in the technology area had a chance to tour the RCA facility and view some of 
the developments in which they are engaged. 

The Billerica Fire Department put on a demonstration of the special tool called The Jaws of Life for our 
automotive and autobody students. 

STUDENT ACTIVITIES 

Listed under Student Activities are the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America, the Annual Red Cross Blood 
Drive, Toys for Tots, Teen Fair/Flea Market, two car washes, sponsored by the 1984 Yearbook Committee, and 
the highlight of our activities, the Annual Open House. In March, our school musical, SOUTH PACIFIC, was 
held at the Burlington High School. 



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ATHLETICS 



For the first time in the school's history, the basketball team reached the finals in the State meet. The 
hockey team placed second in the league and qualified for the State tournament. 

SHAWSHEEN TECHNOLOGY PARK 

Across the street from our school a builder is developing an industrial complex that is expected to employ 
about 1,000 people. The park will consist of mostly light industries and research and development 
companies. In addition, at the corner of Cook Street and Boston Road another building project is under 
way. This again will house various businesses and light industries. It is interesting to note that both 
these projects are close by Shawsheen Tech and this reflects the positive business atmosphere which 
encourages developers to build in this area. 

GRADUATION 

Graduation this year took place on Sunday, June 5 at the Shriner's Auditorium in Wilmington. 399 seniors 
received their diplomas and readied themselves for the world of work and higher education. 75.1% went to 
work in jobs in their respective areas; 6.3% enrolled at schools of higher education; 3% entered the 
military; 8.8% were employed in other fields; 3.8% were in special situations and 3% are in the process of 
being placed. 

We feel this reflects our excellent placement record and bolsters the reputation of Shawsheen Tech as 
providing the type of training that both industry and business is expecting. 

ENROLLMENT STATISTICS 

In accordance wih the agreement between the five towns, the assessment of costs is based on the percentage 
of enrollment as of October 1 which is as follows: 



TOWN 


NUMBER OF STUDENTS 


PERCENT OF ENROLLMENT 


Bedford 


74 


4.55 


Billerica 


602 


37.02 


Burlington 


201 


12.36 


Tewksbury 


458 


17.90 


Wilmington 


291 


17.90 


Total Enrollment 


1,626 


100 



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Town Meetings 



WARRANT SPECIAL TOWN MEETING - MARCH 28, 1983 



TO: EITHER OF THE CONSTABLES OF THE TOWN OF WILMINGTON: 

GREETINGS: In the name of the commonwealth of Massachusetts and in the manner prescribed in the By-Laws of 
said Town, you are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the Town qualified to vote in Town 
affairs to meet and assemble at Barrows Auditorium, Wilmington High School, on Monday, the twenty-eighth day 
of March, 1983, at 7:30 p.m., then and there to act on the following article: 

ARTICLE 1: To see if the Town will vote to ratify the Solid Waste Disposal Service Agreement between the 
Town and Massachusetts REFUSFTECH, Inc., including all addenda, amendments, and supplements thereto which 
have been authorized and approved by the Board of Selectmen and Town Manager to date, copies of which 
agreement, addenda, amendments and supplements are on file in the Town Clerk's office, all in compliance 
with and as authorized by the vote of the Annual Town Meeting held on March 11, 1978, and by the vote of the 
Annual Town Meeting held on April 25, 1981 ratifying the original agreement; or do anything in relation 
thereto. 

Hereof fail not and make due return of this Warrant, or a certified copy thereof with your doings thereon to 
the Town Clerk as soon as may be and before said meeting. Given under our hands and seal of said town this 
4th day of March, A.D., One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fighty-three . 



Board of Selectmen 
Rocco V. DePasquale 
A. John Imbimbo 
Robert J. Cain 
Daniel H. Ballou, Jr. 

Attest: James C. Stewart 

The Moderator was notified that a quorum was present at 7:45. The Moderator opened the meeting with the 
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag after which he announced that procedures of a regular town meeting would 
prevail . 

The moderator read the warrant as posted : 

MOTION: Reginald Stapczynski , I move that the Town vote to ratify the Solid Waste Disposal Service 
Agreement between the Town and Massachusetts REFIISETFCH, Inc., including all addenda, amendments, and 
supplements thereto which have been authorized and approved by the Board of Selectmen and Town Manager to 
date, all in compliance with and as authorized by the vote of the Annual Town Meeting held on March 11, 1978 
and by the vote of the Annual Town Meeting of April 25, 1981 ratifying the original agreememt. The motion 
was seconded by Rocco DePasquale . The Finance Committee recommended APPROVAL. The Town Manager gave a 
short explanation of the need for the vote and of the recommendations of N.E.S.W.I.C when their survey was 
made previously. After a very short discussion period the Moderator asked for a vote. A voice vote was 
taken and it proved unanimous for acceptance. Motion so voted. 

Before the moderator called for adjournment Mr. Jim Carroll reminded the voters in attendance of the Finance 
Committees hearing for the following night. 

Motion was made to adjourn at 8:00 P.M. and seconded. Total number of voters present were 162 with 13 
non- voters present. 

Attest: Priscilla R.W. Lynch 

Town Clerk, Wilmington 



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WARRANT FOR THE ANNUAL TOWN MEETING - APRIL 16, 1983 
WITH ACTION TAKEN THEREON 



TO: EITHER OF THE CONSTABLES OF THE TOWN OF WILMINGTON: 

GREETINGS: In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and in the manner prescrihed in the By-Laws of 
said town, you are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the town qualified to vote in Town 
affairs to meet and assemble at the High School Gymnasium, Saturday the sixteenth day of April, A.D. 1983 at 
9:45 o'clock in the forenoon, the polls to be opened at 10:00 a.m. and shall be closed at 8:00 p.m. for the 
election of Town Offices: 

ARTICLE 1. To bring in your votes on one ballot respectively for the following named offices, to wit: Two 
Selectmen for the term of three years, One Moderator for the term of one year; Two Members of the School 
Committee for the term of three years; One Member of the Housing Authority for the term of five years; 
One Member of the Regional Vocational School Committee for the term of three years. 

Question No.l. Are you in favor of a field house as one of three alternatives for the high school 
renovation project? 

Yes No 

Question No. 2. Are you in favor of changing the age in the Town's Zoning By-Law for federal or state aided 
housing projects for elderly persons from 65 to 62? 

Yes No 

Question No. 3. Are you in favor of the Board of Selectmen's policy not to allow self service only gas 
stations in the Town of Wilmington? 

Yes No 

You are also hereby further required and directed to notify and warn the said inhabitants of the Town of 
Wilmington who are qualified to vote on elections and Town affairs therein to assemble subsequently and meet 
in the Town Meeting at the High School Gymnasium, Church Street, in said Town of Wilmington, on Saturday the 
Twenty-third day of April, A.D. 1983 at 1:30 p.m., then and there to act on the following articles: 



In accordance with the above Warrant, the meeting was called to order by the Moderator Michael A. Caira, at 
10:00 A.M. and as much of the Warrant as is noted above was read. With a motion of William Russell, it was 
moved and seconded and so voted to dispense with further reading of the Warrant. 

All voting machines were opened and the Zero sheets were posted so that the candidates could examine them 
before the polls were opened. The checkers were prepared with their voting lists and voter identification 
cards and everything was in readiness at 10:00 A.M. 

At 10:00 the moderator declared the polls open. 

The polls were declared open at 10:00 a.m. by Moderator, John M. Callan, this being his last official act as 
he does not appear on this ballot. He signed the Warrant he read from and cast the FIRST vote of the day. 

At 8:00 p.m. the polls were declared closed and the printer packs were removed from the back of the voting 
machines and one copy was given to the tally clerks, one was posted outside the railing so that each candi- 
date could add up his own totals at once. 

The Town Clerk read the results of this election at 9:45 p.m. 



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All the totals from the twenty-five machines plus the absentee ballots were recorded and declaration thereof 
made, as by law is directed and were for the following: 

SELECTMEN - Three years (Vote for two) 

Elected Daniel H. Ballou, Jr., 194 Woburn Street 2022 
A. John Imbimbo, 22 Cottage Street 1373 

Elected Robert L. Doucette, 6 Allen Park Drive 1817 
Blanks 886 

£098 

MODERATOR - One year (Vote for one) 

Elected Michael A. Caira, 3 Moore Street 2295 
Blanks 754 

30T9" 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE - Three years (Vote for two) 

John D. Brooks, 300 Salem Street 1572 

Elected Anthony Accardi, Jr., 8 Scaltrito Drive 1780 
Mary J. Deislinger, 20 Sheridan Road 1529 
Blanks 1217 

WW 

WILMINGTON HOUSING AUTHORITY Five years (Vote for one) 

George W. Hooper, 12 Allen Park Drive 778 

Elected A. Daniel Gill is, Randolph Road 1850 
Elmer F. Parker Street 271 
Blanks 150 

3049 

WILMINGTON REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY - Five years (Vote for one) 

Elected Sidney R. Kaizer, 5 Cottage Street 2144 
Blanks 905 

3049 

REGIONAL VOCATIONAL/TECHNICAL SCHOOL COMMITTEE - Three years (Vote for one) 
Elected Lawrence M. Juergens, 74 Glen Road 2118 
Blanks 931 

3049 

Question No. 1. 

Are you in favor of a field house as one of the three alternatives for the high school renovation project? 

YFS 1440 
NO 1236 
BLANKS 373 
3049 

Question No. 2. 

Are you in favor of changing the age in the Town's Zoning Bylaw for federal or state aided housing projects 
for elderly persons from 65 to 62? 

YES 1800 
NO 1049 
Blanks 200 
3W9" 

Question No. 3. 

Are you in favor of the Board of Selectmen's policy not to allow self-service ONLY gas stations in the Town 
of Wilmington? 

YES 1529 
NO 1385 
Blanks US 
3049 



The elected officials with the exception of John Brooks were sworn to the faithful performance of their 
duties by the Town Clerk at approximately 9:45 P.M. 



The total number of votes cast were three thousand forty-nine (3,049). 31.8% of the total registered voters 
of which there are nine thousand five eighty-six (9,586). 



Priscilla R.W. Lynch, 

Attest: Town Clerk, Wilmington 



ANNUAL TOWN MEETING -APRIL 23, 1983 
WITH ACTION TAKEN THEREON 



With a quorum being present at 2:02 p.m., the Moderator announced that he would be opening the meeting after 
a few announcements, he informed the voters that there were some questionaires in the hall that would be 
helpful to some committees. He also explained proceedures for the town meeting. Wilmington Girls Scout 
troupe 692 opened the meeting with a flag ceremony that was very impressive. Rev. Fr. William P. Smith of 
St. Dorothys' Parish, gave the invocation. 

At 2:10 p.m. there were one hundred fifty-eight (158) voters present and the meeting was called to order, 
and the moderator proceeded to read the warrant, he was interrupted by Chairman, Rocco V. DePasquale, "I 
move that the Moderator dispense with further reading of the warrant and take up and make reference to each 
article by number." This motion was seconded and so voted. 

ARTICLE 2. To hear reports of Committees and act thereon " Rocco DePasquale, I move to pass over this 
article ". Motion was seconded and so voted. 

ARTICLE 3: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money for the purpose of paying 
unpaid bills of previous years; or do anything in relation thereto. Motion by Rocco DePasquale, " I move to 
pass over this article." Motion was seconded and so voted. 

ARTICLE 4: To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Town Treasurer, with the approval of the 
Selectmen, to borrow money from time to time in anticipation of the revenue of the financial year beginning 
July 1, 1983, in accordance with the provisions of General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 4, and to issue a note 
or notes therefor, payable within one year, and to renew any notes therefor, payable within one year, and to 
renew any note or notes as may be given for a period of less than one year in accordance with General Laws, 
Chapter 44, Section 17; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by R.S. Stapczynski, "I move that the Town vote to authorize the Town Treasurer, with the approval of 
the Selectmen, to borrow money from time to time in anticipation of the revenue of the financial year 
beginning July 1, 1983, in accordance with the provisions of General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 4, and to 
issue a note or notes therefor, payable within one year, and to renew any notes therefor, payable within one 
year, and to renew any note or notes as may be given for a period of less than one year in accordance with 
General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 17. Motion was seconded and so voted 

ARTICLE 5: To see how much money the Town will appropriate for the expenses of the Town and the salaries of 
several Town Officers and Departments and determine how the same shall be raised, whether by taxation, 
transfer from available funds, or otherwise; or do anything in relation thereto. 

MOTION by James Carroll, "I move that the several and respective sums as reommmended and presented by the 
Finance Committee be raised by taxation or by transfer from available funds and appropriated for the purpose 
set forth in Article #5, each item to be taken up and voted on, subject to amendment, and each line item not 
be open for reconsideration until the entire budget is voted. Motion was seconded and so voted. 

At this point in the meeting the Moderator announced that we had some visitors from distant lands. The 
International Visitors Operation Crossroads Africa deligation from the Department of State brought with them 
guest from Cambia, Zimbabnea, Sudan, Nigeria, Tanzania, Swaziland, and Kampale Uganda. The voters gave them 
a raising applause to welcome them. 

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GENERAL GOVERNMENT 

Selectmen - Legislative 

Salaries $ 2,500 

Expenses 5,550 

8,050 

Selectmen - Elections 

Salaries 5,000 

Expenses 3,500 

Capital Outlay 3,325 

11,325 

Registrar of Voters 

Salaries 2,000 

Expenses 6,300 

8,300 

Finance Committee 

Salary 900 

Expenses 3,750 

4,650 

Town Manager 

Salary - Town Manager 37,080 

Other Salaries 20,957 

Expenses 975 

Data Processing Survey 25, 000 

84,012 

Town Accountant 

Salary - Town Accountant 24,023 

Other Salaries 15,984 

Expenses 4,577 

44,584 

Treasurer 

Salary - Treasurer 18,556 

Other Salaries 17,334 

Expenses 2,355 

Tax Title Foreclosures 13,400 

51 ,645 

Collector 

Salary - Collector 21,959 

Other Salaries 17,334 

Expenses 5,945 

45,238 

Town Clerk 

Salary - Town Clerk 19,811 

Other Salaries 16,856 

Expenses 1 ,300 

37,967 

Board of Assessors 

Salary - Principal Assessor 33,374 

Other Salaries 29,625 

Expenses 17,030 

Appraisals, EDP § Inventories 10,000 

89,911 

Town Counsel 

Personal Services and Expenses $. 33.300 

33.300 



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Town Hall 

Salaries $ 28,696 

Expenses 26,520 

Capital Outlay 5,265 

60,481 

Planning Board 

Salary 

Expenses 21 ,096 

21,096 

Permanent Building Committee 

Salary 800 

Expenses 200 

1,000 

TOTAL GENERAL GOVERNMENT 501,559 

PROTECTION - PERSONS § PROPERTY 
Police Department 

Salary - Chief 34,275 

Deputy Chief 28,000 

Lieutenant 27,597 

Sergeants 147,287 

Patrolmen 289,307 

(Motion by Mary Deislinger, "I move that the sum of $527,710 be appropriated for 
Police Department Salaries - Patrolmen; the sum of $238,403 to be raised by tran- 
fer from Revenue Sharing Account, and the balance of $289,307 to be raised by 
taxation." Motion seconded and so voted.) 

Clerks 30,965 

Vacation - Fill-In-Cost 26,330 

Sick Leave § Injury - Fill-In-Cost 25,185 

Miscellaneous Extra Details 45,792 

Paid Holidays 34,496 

Police Dog 

Specialists 5,350 

Night Shift Differential 12,250 

Incentive Pay 24,500 

Expenses <. T '< ! ; . . . 53,419 

Capital Outlay 8,970 

793,723 

Constables 

Salaries 100 

Fire 

Salary Chief 37,184 

Deputy Chief 29,864 

Lieutenants 95,262 

Privates ' 322,567 



(Motion by James Carroll, "I move that the sum of $560,970 be appropriated for 
Fire Department Salaries - Privates; and that the sum of $238,403 be raised by 
transfer from the Revenue Sharing Account, and the balance of $322,567 to be 
raised by taxation." Motion seconded and voted.) 



Dispatchers - Clerks 23,654 

Call Fire § Ambulance 30,690 

Vacation - Fill-in-Cost 31,430 

Sick Leave - Fill-in-Cost 25,110 

Paid Holidays 32,297 

EMt § Incentive Pay 54,095 

Overtime - Fire Alarm Maint 5,000 

Expenses 25,383 

Capital Outlay .l^OO 

730,136 



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Civil Defense 

Salary $ 1,500 

Expenses 2,900 

Capital Outlay 600 

5,000 

Dog Officer 

Salary 5,512 

Expenses 4,100 

Capital Outlay 100 

9,712 

Building Inspector 

Salary - Building Inspector 24,877 

Other Salaries 17,232 

Expenses 2,000 

44,109 



Board of Appeals 

Salary 2,500 

Expenses 2,100 

77600 

Sealer of Weights 5 Measurers 

Salary 1,500 

Expenses 50 

1,550 

TOTAL PROTECTION PERSONS § PROPERTY 1,588,930 

PUBLIC WORKS 

Town Engineer 

Salary - Town Engineer 33,275 

Other Salaries 66,485 

Expenses 2,310 

102,070 

Highway 

Salary - Superintendent 31,050 

Other Salaries 316,804 

Expenses 111,016 

Gasoline, Oil, Diesel Fuel f, Tires 82,000 

Capital Outlay 

Drainage Projects 27,500 

Public Street Lights 180,000 

Road Machinery - Expenses 40,450 

Gasoline, Oil, Diesel Fuel f, Tires 42,600 

Chapter 90 Construction 177,613 

Chapter 90 Maintenance 43,232 

1,052,265- 

Chapter 81 Maintenance 

Expenses . 57,200 



Snow 5 Ice Control 

Salaries $ 105,937 

Expenses 113,600 

219,537 



Tree Warden 

Salaries . . 29,958 

Overtime 6,300 

Expenses 5,300 

Capital Outlay 590 

42,148 



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(Public Works continued) 
Dutch Elm Control 

Salaries 13,183 

Expenses 2 , 775 

Gypsy Moth Control 

Salaries 19,775 

Overtime < 3,300 

Expenses 3,000 

42,033 

Parks 4,000 

Salaries . - 2,300 

Expenses 6,300 

Cemetery 

Salary - Superintendent 

Other Salaries 41,407 

(Motion by James Carroll, "I move that the sum of $73,694 be appropriated for the 
the Cemetery Department - Other Salaries Account; $10,850 to be raised by transfer 
from the sale of Cemetery Lots Account, and the balance of $21,437 to be raised by 
transfer from Interest Cemetery Trust Funds, and the balance of $41,407 to be raised 
by taxation." Motion seconded and voted.") 

Other Salaries 15,700 

57,107 

TOTAL PUBLIC WORKS 1,578,660 



HEALTH § SANITATION 
Board of Health 

Salary - Director 29,186 

Other Salaries 28,640 

Expenses 2,525 

Hospital 5 Medical Care 850 

Solid Waste Disposal 250,000 

Mental Health Out Patient 13,500 

TOTAL HEALTH $ SANITATION 324,701 

MAINTENANCE OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS 

School Maintenance fj Operations 

Salary - Superintendent 28,403 

Other Salaries 713,108 

Expenses $ 102,600 

Fuel Heating 310,000 

Roof Repairs North Intermediate School 

Cost of Vandalism 

Capital Outlay 

(Window shades, $8,400. Intrusion alarms, $17,200. Stain Roman House, $8,000. and 
Repair Glass Brick Wall, $4,000.) 1,247,411 
School Grounds Maintenance 

Expenses 10,800 

Capital Outlay 56,500 

(Repave Shawsheen School, $53,000 Install Chain Link Fence, West Intermediate 

(School, $3,500.) 67,300 

Town Building Maintenance 

Expenses 59,840 

Electricity 50,000 

Capital Outlay 55,000 

(Fire Station Roof, $19,500. - 10,000 gallons Fue] Tank, $24,000 Library Carpet, 

($1,000. Intrusion Alarm, $4,500 Demolition Curriculum Center, $6,000) 

164,840 

TOTAL MAINTENANCE OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS 1 ,479,551 



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CONSERVATION COMMISSION 

Personal Services 4 , 500 

Expenses 4,600 

9,100 

HISTORICAL COMMISSION 

Salary . 200 

Expenses 280 

Harnden Tavern 1,500 

VETERANS' AID 

Veterans' Aid 5 Benefits 

Salary - Part-Time Agent 3,030 

Other Salaries 14,525 

Expenses 525 

Assistance - Veterans 12,000 

TOTAL VETERANS' AID 30,080 

COUNCIL ON AGING 

Personal Services 20,000 

Expenses 33,000 

Capital Outlay - Mini-bus Repair 

TOTAL COUNCIL ON AGING 53,000 

LIBRARY 

Salary-Director 27,622 

Other Salaries 114,954 

Expenses 44,027 

TOTAL LIBRARY 186,603 

RECREATION 

Salary-Director 26,671 

Other Salaries 33,890 

Expenses 4,840 

SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 

Teachers (Instruction - Regular Day) 
Elementary 

Salaries 1,432,790 

Expenses 65,379 

Intermediate 

Salaries 868,958 

Expenses 54,517 

Senior High 

Salaries 1,485,304 

Expenses 130,043 

Systemwide (Includes Specialist, Substitutes and Professional Development) 

Salaries 592,033 

Expenses $ 39,235 

Guidance 

Salaries ..........$ 255,274 

Expenses 18,963 

Teachers Aides 

Salaries 34,934 

Expenses 

Total Teachers (Regular Day) 4,977,430 



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(School Dept. continued) 
Special Education 

Out of District 304,369 

Within District ... 596,912 

Total Special Education 901,281 

Administration 

Central Office 

Salaries 129,101 

Expenses 78,594 

Principals § Assistants 

Salaries 336,090 

Expenses 7,355 

Secretaries 

Salaries 178,626 

Expenses >vHM 

Total Administration 729,76T> 

Systemwide Directors - Supervision Cost Only- 
Salaries 127,230 

Expenses 14,140 

Total Directors 141,370 

Other Personnel 

Nurses - Salaries 52,818 

Expenses 2,132 

Total Other Personnel 54,950 

Transportation 

Regular Day 267,860 

Special Education 147,035 

Mini Vans 39,070 

Field Trips 2,500 

Total Transportation 456,465 

Athletics 

Salaries 57,360 

Expenses 60,928 

Total Athletics 118,288 

Physical Education 

Salaries 273,437 

Expenses 6,719 

Total Physical Education 280,156 

Maintenance 5 Utilities 

Utilities (w/o gasoline for cars) 248,741 

Maint. of equipment 26,300 

Capital Outlay . . 243,697 

Total Maintenance § Utilities 518,738 

Unemployment Compensation 50,000 

Salary And Cost Adjustments 305,619 



(Motion by Linda McMenimen, "I wish to amend line item, "Salaries and Adjustments to read 
$305,619." Motion was oconded and so voted. 



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(School Dept. continued) 

School Department 8,534,063 

(Motion by Linda McMenimen, "I move that it be and hereby is the determination of the 
Wilmington School Committee that the sum of $8,534,063 is the amount necessary for the 
support and operation of the public schools in the Town of Wilmington for the 1983-1984 
fiscal year.") 

Vocational Training 26,300 

Regional Vocational School District 519,849 

TOTAL SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 9,080,212 

MATURING DEBT § INTEREST 
Schools 

Motion by James Carroll, "I move that the sum of 248,711 be appropriated for Maturing Debt 
§ Interest Schools to be raised by transfer from Free Cash with a balance of zero to be 

raised by taxation. "Motion seconded and so voted. Free Cash $248,711 

General Government 

Motion by James Carroll, "I move that the sum of $67,394. be appropriated for Maturing Debt 
Interest -General Government - to be raised from Free Cash with a zero to be raised by taxation." 

seconded and so voted. Free Cash $67,394 

Water 

Motion by James Carroll, "I move that the sum of$339,172 be appropriated for Maturing Debt 

Interest-Water; to be raised by transfer from Water Department Available Funds with a balance 

of zero to be raised by taxation." Motion seconded and so voted Free Cash $339,172. 

Sewer 

Motion by James Carroll, "I move that the sum of $669,560 be appropriated for Maturing Debt 

and Interest Sewer; $20,450 to be raised by transfer from the Sewer Debt Fund account and 

the balance of $649,110 to be raised by taxation." Motion seconded and so voted .... 649,110 

Authentication Fees § Misc Debt 67,000 

Revaluation 

716,110 

UNCLASSIFIED § RESERVE 

Insurance § Bonds Motion by James Carroll," I move that the sum of $237,200 be appropriated 

for Insurance and Bonds and that the sum of $138,227 be raised by transfer from Free Cash 

with the balance of $98,973 to be raised by taxation." Motion seconded and so voted. 98,973 

Free Cash . $138,973. 

Reserve Funds 75,000 

Motion by James Carroll "I move to amend the Reserve Fund line item account from 100,000 to 
$75,000." Motion seconded and seconded and so voted. 

Blue Cross-Blue Shield f, Group Life Motion by James Carroll, "I move that the sum of $540,800 479,972 
be appropriated for Blue Cross-Blue Shield and Group Life Insurance and that the sum of 
$60,828 be raised by taxation from Water Department available Funds and the balance of $479,972 
to be raised by taxation." Motion seconded and so voted. 

Local Transportation 10,000 

Town Report 3,000 

Sewer Maintenance 

Veterans' Retirement 32,400 

Employees' Retirement (Unused Sick Leave) 12,000 

Salary Adjustments $ Additional Costs 230,000 

Unemployment Payments Town Only 2,500 

Microfilm Project 2,000 

TOTAL UNCLASSIFIED § RESERVE 945,845 



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STATUTORY CHARGES 

Prior Years Overlay Deficit 100,000 

Current Years Overlay 250,000 

Retirement Contributions 549,045 

Metropolitan Sewer Assess 134,708 

County Assessment 232,000 

State Park Assessment 92,000 

MBTA 250,670 

Final Court Judgements 

Other Items 134,806 

TOTAL STATUTORY CHARGES 1 , 7 43 , 2 99 



ARTICLE 6: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money for the purchase of several 
following items of capital expenditures and architectural design and further to authorize the sale or 
turn-in, if any, of the several items listed below, and for the use of the several departments so 
designated; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion: James C. Stewart, "I move that the Town vote to raise by taxation and appropriate designated sums 
for the purchase of the several items of capital expenditures and architectural design, and to authorize the 
sale or turn-in of the several items so designated, each department to be voted separately." Motion 
seconded and so voted 

a. Permanent Building Committee 

1. Preliminary design and architectural work for renovation, addition and/or new construction 

to the Wilmington High School 35,000 

Motion: James C. Stewart, " I move that the Town vote to raise by taxation and appropriate the sum of 
$35,000. for the preliminary design and architectural work for renovation, addition and/or new construction 
to the Wilmington High School. Motion seconded and so voted Approved for $35,000 

b. Police Department 

1. To purchase four or more Police vehicles 40,000 

Motion by Robert L. Doucette, "I move that the Town vote to raise by taxation and appropriate the sum of 
$40,000 for the purchase of four or more Police Vehicles, and at the discretion of the Town Manager 
authorize the sale or turn-in of the vehicles presently used by the Police Department. Motion seconded and 
so voted. 



c. Highway Division 

1. To purchase one dump truck with 5-7 cu. yd. body 29,359 

2. To purchase two vehicles presently used by Town Manager 

and Highway Superintendent 9,800 

3. To purchase one pick-up truck 8,696 

4. To purchase one piggy-back sander body 6,484 

5. To purchase one four-wheel drive tractor 19,850 



Motion by Daniel H. Ballou, Jr. "I move that the Town vote to raise bytaxation and appropriate 
the sum of $74,189 for the purchase of the following vehicles: (1) Dump truck with 5 - 7 cu. yd. 
body, (2) Two vehicles presently used by Town Manager and Highway Superintendent, (3) Pick-up truck, 
(4) Piggy-back sander body, (5) Four-Wheel drive tractor, and at the discretion of the Town Manager 
to authorize the sale or turn-in of the vehicles replaced above." Motion seconded and so voted. 

d. Tree Division 

l.To purchase one pick-up truck with 4-wheel drive 9,817 

Motion by Daniel H. Ballou, Jr. "I move that the Town vote to raise by taxation and appropriate 
the sum of $9,817. for the purchase of one pick-up truck with 4-wheel drive for the use of the tree 
division, and at the discretion of the Town Manager authorize the sale or turn-in of a pick-up truck 
presently used by the Tree Division." Motion seconded and so voted. 



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e. Public Buildings Department 

1. To purchase one pick-up truck with tool boxes 

2. To purchase 1 1/2 ton van truck .... 

Motion by Robert L. Doucette, "I move that the Town vote to raise by taxation and appropriate 
the sum of $27,442 for the purchase of the following vehicles: (1) Pick-up truck with tool boxes, 
(2) One 11/2 ton Van truck and at the discretion of the Town Manager to authorize the sale or turn-in 
of the vehicles replaced above." Motion seconded and so voted. Finance Committee recommended approval 
as listed. 

Article 7. taken as # 17: To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen or the Town 
Manager to apply for, accept, and enter into contracts from time to time for the expenditure of any funds, 
without further appropriations, allotted to Wilmington by the U. S. Federal Government under any federal 
grant program; or do anything in relation thereto. Finance Committee recommended Approval of this article. 

Motion by Robert J. Cain, "I move that the Town vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen or the Town Manager 
to apply for, accept, and enter into contracts from time to time for the expenditure of any funds, without 
further appropriations, allotted to Wilmington by the U.S. Federal Government under any federal grant 
program, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts under any state grant program, seconded .... Motion #2; 
Margaret McNeill, I move to change the word "or" between 'Selectmen and the Town Manager' to "and"." this 
motion was seconded and LOST in its' vote. A vote was then taken on the first motion and it was so voted. 

Article 8: Taken as #13, To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $4,500.00 for the 
observance of Memorial Day and Veterans Day, and that the Moderator appoint a committee who shall arrange 
and have charge of said observances, or do anything in relation thereto. Finance Committee recommended 
approval of this article. 

Motion by Rocco V. DePasquale, "I move that the Town vote to raise and appropirate the sum of $4,500. for 
the observance of Memorial Day and Veterans Day, and that the Moderator appoint a committee who shall 
arrange and have charge of said observances. Motion seconded and so voted Approved for $4,500 

ARTICLE 9: Taken as #9, To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $750.00 each (or a 
total of $2,250.00) for the purpose of renewing under authority of Section 9 of Chapter 40 of the General 
Laws as amended the lease of : 

a. Veterans of Foreign Wars Clubhouse on Main Street for the purpose of providing suitable 
headquarters for the Nee-Ellsworth Post No. 2458 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United 
States. 

b. American Legion Clubhouse, Inc., in Wilmington for the purpose of providing suitable headquarters 
for the Wilmington Post No. 136 of the American Legion. 

c. Disabled American Veterans Clubhouse in Wilmington for the purpose of providing suitable 
headquarters for the Wilmington Chapter No. 106 of the Disabled American Veterans; 

or do anything in relation thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended APPROVAL 

Motion; Daniel H. Ballou, Jr. I move that the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $750.00 each 
(or a total of $2,250.00) for the purpose of renewing under authority of Section 9 of Chapter 40 of the 
General Laws as amended the lease of : 

a. Veterans of Foreign Wars Clubhouse on Main Street for the purpose of providing suitable 
headquarters for the Nee-Ellsworth Post No. 2458 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United 
States. 

b. American Legion Clubhouse, Inc., in Wilmington for the purpose of providing suitable headquarters 
for the Wilmington Post No. 136 of the American Legion. 

c. Disabled American Veterans Clubhouse in Wilmington for the purpose of providing suitable 
headquarters for the Wilmington Chapter No. 106 of the Disabled American Veterans; seconded and 
so voted Approved for $ 2,250 

ARTICLE 10: Taken as #12, To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen and Town Manager 
to approve and execute on behalf of the Town such further addenda, amendments and supplements to the Solid 
Waste Service Agreement between the Town and Massachusetts REFUSETECH, Inc. as they shall determine to be in 
the best interest of the Town; or do anything in relation thereto. 



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10,750 
16,692 



Motion by Robert J. Cain "I move that the Town vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen and Town Manager to 
approve and execute on behalf of the Town such further addenda, amendments and supplements to the Solid 
Waste Service Agreement between the Town and Massachusetts REFUSETECH, Inc. as they shall determine to be in 
the best interest of the Town, seconded Motion #2; James Carroll for the Finance Committee, I move that we 
approve this article after we insert the phrase" while not substantially changing the intent or scope of the 
contract as ratified by vote of the Special Town Meeting of March 28, 1983" seconded Motion #3, Daniel 
S. Maynard, "I move to delete the amendment made by the Finance Committee and insert 'and Finance Committee' 
after Board of Selectmen and Town Manager, seconded Motion #3 Lost. Motion #2 Lost Main 
motion as made by Mr. Cain Motion so voted 

ARTICLE 11: Taken as #15, To see if the Town will vote to accept the provisions of the following 
sections of General Laws Chapter 148: 

Section 26C, pertaining to certain public accommodations; automatic smoke and heat detectors 
Section 26E (Chapter 573 of the Acts of 1982) pertaining to smoke detectors 
Section 26G (Chapter 545 of the Acts of 1982) pertaining to automatic sprinklers 

or to anything in relation thereto. ( Fire Department) 

Finance Committee recommended approval Motion; Rocco V. DePasquale, "I move that the Town vote to accept the 
provisions of the following sections of General Laws Chapter 148: 

Section 26Cpertaining to certain public accommodations; automatic smoke and heat detectors 

Section 26E pertaining to smoke detectors 

Section 26G pertaining to automatic sprinklers 

Motion was seconded and Fire Chief Dan Wandell spoke on what the acceptance would do. Motion so voted. 

ARTICLE 12: Taken as #21, To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money for the 
purpose of laying a water main of not less than 6 inches but less than sixteen inches in diameter for a 
certain distance in Aldrich Road as shown on a plan on file in the office of the Town Engineer, in 
accordance with the recommendations of the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners acting under the 
provisions of General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 42G through 421 inclusive, and determine how the 
appropriation shall be raised, whether by taxation, by transfer from available funds, by borrowing or 
otherwise, or do anything in relation thereto. (Water and Sewer Commission) 

Finance Committee recommended approval Motion by George Allan, "I move that the Town vote to appropriate 
$22,200. for the purpose of laying a water main of not less than 6 inches but less than sixteen inches in 
diameter in Aldrich Road for an approximate distance of 600 feet as shown on a plan on file in the office of 
the Town Engineer, in accordance with the recommendations of the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners 
acting under the provisions of General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 42G through 421 inclusive, and that said 
appropriation be raised by transfer from the follwoing Water Department Accounts: 

$4,952.75 from Account #6160.11630 entitled Oakwood Road Water 

Betterment Account. 

$4,375.40 from Account 6160.11750 entitled Main Street Water 
Betterment Account, and 

$12,871.85 from Account 6160.11680 entitled Water Distribution 
System Account. 
Motion was seconded and so voted $22,200 

ARTICLE 13: Taken as #19, To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum of money for the construction of' 
sewers, sewerage systems and sewage treatment and disposal facilities in Cedar Street as shown on a plan on 
file in the office of the Town Engineers, and for the acquisition of interests in land whether by purchase, 
eminent domain or otherwise, and to authorize the assessment of betterments, all in accordance with Chapter 
297 of the Acts of 1958 and all Acts in amendment and in addition thereto and other General or Special laws 
hereto enabling; to determine whether said funds shall be raised by taxation, transfer from available funds, 
or by borrowing under the provisions of Chapter 44, or by any combination thereof; and to authorize the 
Board of Water § Sewer Commissioners and/or the Board of Selectmen to apply for any Federal and State Aid 
which may be available as contributions to be applied toward the cost of the project, or do anything in 
relation thereto. (Water § Sewer Commission) 2/3 vote required, Finance Committee recommended approval 
Planning Board recommended APPROVAL. 



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Motion, Robert L. Doucette, I move that the Town authorize the Wilmington Water 6 Sewer Commissioners, Board 
of Selectmen and/or Town Manager to expend any Federal and State Aid which is or may be available for the 
purpose of the construction of sewers, sewerage systems and sewage treatment and disposal facilities in 
Cedar Street and extensions thereof as shown on a plan on file in the office of the Town Engineer, and for 
the acquisition of interests in land whether by purchase, emenent domain or otherwise, and to authorize the 
assessment of betterments, all in accordance with Chapter 297 of the Acts of 1958 and all Acts in amendment 
and in addition thereto and other General or Special laws hereto enabling; said parcels of land being 
described as follows: 

Bound southerly by the southerly sideline of Cedar Street, 311 ft.; 

westerly by the westerly sideline of Cedar Street, 42,9 ft. ; 
northerly by the northerly sideline of Cedar Street, 300 ft.; 
easterly across Cedar Street to the westerly sideline of Harris 
Street, 40 ft. ; 

and westerly by the easterly sideline of Burt Road, 40 ft.; 
northerly by the northerly sideline of Cedar Street, 300 ft.; 
easterly by the easterly sideline of Hillcrest Street, 40 ft.; 
Southerly by the southerly sideline of Cedar Street, 300 ft. 
Motion was seconded and so voted unanimous 

ARTICLE 14. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Water 5 Sewer Commission to accept by grant the 
care custody and control of exclusive easement in gross for sanitary sewer utility purposes in, on and under 
the land situated in Wilmington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts shown as"30' Wide Sewer Easement" on a plan 
entitled "Plan of Land in Wilmington, Massachusetts Owned by Compugraphic Corporation" Scale 40 feet to an 
inch, dated May 20, 1982, by Robert E. Anderson, Inc., which plan is recorded with Middlesex County North 

District Registry of Deeds in Plan Book , Plan . and which is more particularly bounded and 

described as beginning at a point on the westerly sideline of Olde Ballardvale Street at the northeasterly 
corner of land of B.V.R.C. Corporation, all as shown on said plan; then running N34°'53'40"W 237.84 feet 
to a point; then running S 55°06'20"W 270 feet to a point; then running N 34°53'40"W 925.13 feet to a 
point; then running N 09°11'45"E 50.74 feet to a point at land of Route 93 Real Estate Trust as shown on 
said plan; then running N 89°29'53"E 30.43 feet to a point; then running S 09°11'45"W 43.72 feet to a 
point; then running S 34053' 40"E 882.98 feet to a point; then running N 55°06'20"E 270 feet to a point; 
then running S 34°53'40"E 249.43 feet to a point; then running S 30°47'43"W 8.96 feet to a point; then 
running S 21007'02"W 26.33 feet to the point of beginning 

Said easement includes the right to lay, construct, reconstruct, operate, maintain, repair, replace and 
remove sewer pipes and their appurtenances within the land subject to said easement, and to enter upon said 
land at all reasonable times and to dig up such portion of said land as may be desired for said purposes, 
subject to the condition that any such work shall comply with the rules, regulations and specifications of 
the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners of the Town of Wilmington. In the event that the above-described 
land is dug up or disturbed by the grantee pursuant to the above, the grantee agrees to restore said 
premises within a reasonable time to their previous condition. 

For grantor's title see deed of Joseph Leto, et al . , dated April 27, 1979, and recorded with Middlesex 
County North District Registry of Deeds in Book 2364, Page 238, copy of plan on file at the Town Engineer's 
office. (Water § Sewer Commission) Finance Committee recommended approval 

Motion by James C. Stewart," I move that the Town vote to authorize the Water 5 Sewer Commission to accept 
by grant the exclusive easement in gross for sanitary sewer utility pruposes in, orn and under the land 
situated in Wilmington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts shown as "30' Wide Sewer Easement" on a plan 
entitled "Plan of Land in Wilmington, Massachusetts Owned by Compugraphic Corporation" Scale 40 Feet to an 
inch, dated May 20, 1982 by Robert E. Anderson, Inc.. which plan is to be recorded with said deed of easement 
and which is more particularly bounded and described as beginning at a point on the westerly sideline of 
Olde Ballardvale Street at the northerly corner of land of B.V.R.C. Corporation, all as shown on said plan; 
then running N34o'53'40"W 237.84 feet to a point; then running S 55°06'20"W 270 feet to a point; then 
running N 34O53'40"W 925.13 feet to a point; then running N 09°11'45"E 50.74 feet to a point at land of 
Route 93 Real Estate Trust as shown on said plan; then running N89°29"53"E 30.43 feet to a point; then 
running S 09°11'45"W 43.72 feet to a point; then runnign S 34°53'40"E 882.98 feet to a point; then 
running N 55°06'20"E 270 feet to a point; then running S 34°53'40"E 249.43 feet to a point; then running 
S 30°47'43"W 8.96 feet to a point; then running S21°07'02'" W 26.33 feet to the point of beginning; also 
to accept a grant of the sewer pipes and all appurtenances. 

Said easement includes the right to lay, construct, reconstruct, operate, maintain, repair, replace and 
remove sewer pipes and their appurtenances within the land subject to said easement, and to enter upon said 
land at 11 reasonable times and to dig up such portion of said land as may be desired for said purposes, 
subject to the condition that any such work shall comply with the rules, regulations and specifications of 
the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners of the Town of Wilmington. Motion seconded so voted 



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ARTICLE 15. Taken as #14 To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Conservation Commission of the Town 
of Wilmington to grant a roadway easement to Howland Development Corporation, its assigns and successors in 
title, in, on over and under land of the Town of Wilmington on Lopez Road which land is held in the care, 
custody and control of the Conservation Commission for conservation purposes, said easement being further 
described and defined as follows: 

Finance Committee and Conservation Commission recommended approval 

Motion by Robert J. Cain, "I move that the Town vote to authorize the Conservation Commission of the Town of 
Wilmington to grant a roadway easement to Howland Development Corporation, its assigns and successors in 
title, in, on over and under land of the Town of Wilmington on Lopez Road which land is held in the care, 
custody and control of the Conservation Commission for conservation purposes, said easement being further 
described and defined as follows: That roadway easement as shown on a plan entitled "Roadway Easement Plan 
of Land in Wilmington, Mass.", prepared by Robert E. Anderson, Inc., and dated August 23, 1982 and more 
particularly described as shown on said pain as a twelve food wide roadway easementlying on the easterly 
side of Lopez Road running from Concord Street about one hundred and sixty-five (165) feet southerly along 
the said easterly side of Lopez Road, a copy of which plan is filed with the Town Clerk. Together with the 
right to use the area for all purposes for which a public way is used in the Town of Wilmington. Motion 
seconded . . and SO Voted 

ARTICLE 16. Taken as #7 To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to sell and convey to 
Robert P. and Sandra A. Gillis a certain parcel of town-owned land shown as Parcel 31 on Assessors' Map 19 
bound and described as follows: 

Southwesterly by the 1971 Layout of Boutwell Street in two courses 140' and 110' 
Northwesterly by Map 19 Parcel 29, Map 19 Parcel 29-A and Map 19 Parcel 29 310' 
Northeasterly by Map 19 Parcel 1 250' 

Southeasterly by Map 19 Parcel 32 and Map 19 Parcel 35 400' 
containing 2 acres, more or less, the above described meaning and intending to be all of Map 19 Parcel 31, 
and reserving unto themselves and the Town of Wilmington for roadway and roadway sloping purposes the 
following described area: 

Southwesterly by the 1971 Layout of Boutwell Street 60' 

Northwesterly through Map 19 Parcel 31 400' 

Northeasterly by Map 19 Parcel 1 60' 

Southeasterly by Map 19 Parcel 32 and Map 19 Parcel 35 400' 
containing 24,000 square feet, subject to such terms and conditions as the Selectmen may determine, and 
further to set the minimum amount to be paid for such conveyance; or do anything in relation thereto. 
Article by petition Finance Committee recommended approvaL Planning Board recommends approved 

Motion by Rocco DePasquale, "I move that the Town vote to authoprize the Board of Selectment to sell and 
convey to Robert P. and Sandra A Gillis a certain parcel of land shown as Parcel 31 of Assessors' map 19, 
all descriptions as described in main motion, $32,250. to be paid for such conveyance. Motion seconded and 
so voted 

ARTICLE 17. Taken as #8 To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to sell and convey to Paul 
J. and Jayne M. Currier a certain parcel of town-owned land shown as Part of Parcel 29 on Assessors' Map 19, 
bound and described as follows: 

Southwesterly by 1971 Layout of Boutwell Street 203' 

Northwesterly by Miles Avenue 324.8' 

Northeasterly by Map 19 Parcel 29A 102.8' 

Southeasterly by Map 19 Parcel 31 341' 
containing 49,660 square feet, more or less, subject to such terms and conditions as the Selectmen may 
determine, and further to set the minimum amount to be paid for such conveyance; or do anything in relation 
thereto, (article petition) Finance Committee recommended Approval Plannning Board Approved 
Motion, Paul Currier, "I move that the Town vote to sell and convey to Paul J. f, Jayne M. Currier a certian 
parcel as described in the main article for the sum of $18,000. Motion seconded and so voted 

ARTICLE 18. Taken as #18 To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to sell and convey to 
James A. McNally, a certain parcel of town-owned land shown as Parcel 148 on Assessors' Map 44, bound and 
described as follows: 

Northerly by Massachusetts Avenue 165±' 

Westerly by the 1962 Layout of River Street, through 39.26' 6 

lots 170, 171, 172, 173 shown on the Pinegrove Park 1251' Plan, in 2 courses 

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(Article 18 continued) 

Southerly by lot 174, n/f land of J. Mottolo Realty Trust 90±' 
Easterly by lots 162 and 163, n/f land of the Town of 501' Wilmington 
Southerly by said lot 163 1001' 

Easterly by Prospect Street (formerly named Lake Street 1001' on Pinegrove Park Plan) 
containing about 23, 366 square feet, being lots 164 through 169 and part of lots 170 through 173 
substantially as shown on a plan entitled "Pinegrove Park, Silver Lake, Mass., 1909, Scale 50 ft. =1 in., 
John S. Crossman, C.E.", subject to such terms and conditions as the Selectmen may determine, and further to 
set the minimum amount to be paid for such conveyance; or do anything in relation thereto, (petition) 
Finance Commitee recommended Approval Planning Board Approved Motion, Daniel H. Ballou, Jr. I move that 
the Town vote to sell and convey the above mentioned and described parcel of land to James A. McNally for 
the sum of $16,000. Motion seconded and so voted 

ARTICLE 19. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to sell and convey to Daniel J. 
Sullivan, a certain parcel of Town-owned land shown as Parcel 120 on Assessors' Map 6, bound and described 
as follows: 

Southerly by the 1966 County Relocation of Burlington 1021'Avenue 
Westerly by Pulaski Street 961' 

Northerly by lot 23 (Pinegrove Park Plan), n/f land 87. 51' of Evans 
Easterly by lot 32, n/f land of the Town of 251' Wilmington 
Northerly by said lot 32 12.51' 

Easterly by lot 29, n/f land of the Town of Wilmington 891' 
containing about 9,987 square feet more or less, being lot 24 and part of lots 25 through 28 substantially 
as shown on "Plan of Apollo Park, Wilmington, Mass., March, 1915. Scale: 60'=1", C A Herrick, C.E., 
Reading", subject to such terms and conditions as the Selectmen may determine, and further to set the 
minimum amount to be paid for such conveyance; or do anything in relation thereto, (petition) 
Finance Committee recommended approval Planning Board recommended approval 

Motion by Daniel J. Sullivan, "I move that the Town vote to sell and convey the above mentioned and 
described parcel of land to Daniel J. Sullivan for the sum of $4,500. Seconded and so voted 

ARTICLE 20. Taken as #20 To see if the Town of Wilmington will vote to amend the Zoning By-Law and Zoning 
Map of the Town of Wilmington by voting to rezone from Single Resident A District to General Business 
District the following described area bound: 

Westerly by the 1978 layout of West Street 53.61 feet, 63.06 feet, 

97.12 feet, 10.00 feet and by the 1969 layout of West Street 1901 

feet, 901 feet and 251 feet. 

Southerly by the existing Industrial District, 4201 feet. 

Easterly, Northeasterly, and Northerly by Route 93, 2401 feet, 

180.28 feet, 387.81 feet and 18.53 feet; 
or do anything in relationthereto. (Article by petition) 2/3rds vote required Finance Committee 
recommended approval and Planning Board recommends approved 

Motion by Albert Fiorenza, Jr. "I move that the Town of Wilmington vote to amend the Zoning By-Law and Map 
of the Town of Wilmington by voting to rezone from SRA to GB Districts as described in the main article. 
Motion seconded and voted Yes 102 No 3 Motion so voted 

ARTICLE 21. Taken as #11 To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-Law and Zoning Map of the Town 
of Wilmington by voting to rezone from Single-Residence A (SRA) and General Business (GB) Districts, to 
Industrial District (IND), the following described parcels of land: 

Beginning at a point in the Southwesterly corner of premises on the easterly side line of Interstate 
Highway Route 93 and at the center line of the Ipswich River; thence running Northerly along the side 
line of Interstate Highway Route 93 for one thousand two hundred and thirteen (1213.00) feet more or 
less; thence turning and running Northeasterly along four (4) courses by the Exit ramp of Interstate 
Highway Route 93 for a total distance of nine hundred and forty-five and 31/100 (945.31) feet to Concord 
Street; thence turning and running Easterly along the side line of Concord Street for three hundred and 
seventy-eight and 91/100 (378.91) feet to the Town Line of Wilmington and North Reading; thence turning 
and running Southwesterly along the Town Line of Wilmington and North Reading for one thousand seven 
hundred and sixty-six and 32/100 (1,766.32) feet to a town bound; thence turning and running 
Southeasterly along the Town Line of Wilmington and North Reading approximately four hundred and 
twenty-eight (428.00) feet to the center line of the Ipswich River; thence turning and running 
Northwesterly by the Ipswich River two hundred and fifty (250.00) feet more or less, to the point of 
beginning. 



8d 



(Article 21 continued) 

Said parcel contains 20.2 acres more or less, and is shown on the Wilmington Assessor's Map 85 as 
Parcels 1,2,2A,3,4,5,6,7D 5 16A; or do anything in relation thereto, (petition) 

Finance Committee recommended approval Planning Board recommends approval 2/3 vote required Motion, 
Joseph Courtney, "I move that the Town vote to amend the Zoning By-Laws and Map as described in the above 
article. Motion seconded and after much discussion was voted 124 Yes 22 No Motion so voted 

At 5:25 Mr McNeill rose and questioned the quorum, a count was taken by the counters and showed 147 voters 
present. The moderator recessed the meeting after Mr. Cain made motion to do so. The meeting resumed at 
6:05 P.M. with 154 voters in attendance. The meeting adjourned at with all business tended to at 7:43 P.M. 
The Moderator thanked all who had sat through the entire meeting, giving up one our nicer days of the 
spring. He also thanked the workers who work in the sidelines for each Town Meeting and go un-noticed. 

The total number of voters in attendance were two hundred sixty (260) with twenty-nine (29) non-voters 
present. 

ARTICLES BY TAXATION $ 16,754,930 
FREE CASH 454,332 
ARTICLES BY TRANSFER 951,743 
$ 18,161,005 



Attest: Priscilla R.W. Lynch 

Town Clerk 

Wilmington, Massachusetts 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
WARRANT 
SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
TO: THE CONSTABLES OF THE TOWN OF WILMINGTON, 

Greetings: In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and in the manner prescribed in the By-Laws of 
said Town, you are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the Town qualified to vote in Town 
affairs to meet and assemble at Barrows Auditorium, Wilmington High School, on Monday, the sixteenth day of 
May, 1983, at 7:30 p.m., then and there to act on the following articles: 

ARTICLE 1. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-law by deleting in its entirety the existing 
Zoning By-law and Maps of the Town of Wilmington and by adopting in place thereof the proposed Town of 
Wilmington Zoning By-law and Maps, both of which are on file in the office of the Town Clerk, Town Hall, 
Wilmington, Massachusetts and a copy of the proposed Zoning By-law is attached hereto and marked "Appendix 
A"; or do anything in relation thereto. 
(Planning Board) 

ARTICLE 2. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-law as adopted under Article 1 as follows: 

a) By adding a new Section 7. Planned Residential Development District and renumbering Section 
7. Administration and Enforcement to read Section 8. Administration and Enforcement. 

b) By adding a new Section 1.3.10 as follows: 

"1.3.10 Planning Board: The Town of Wilmington Planning Board which for the purpose of 
Chapter 40A shall be deemed the Special Permit Granting Authority for those petitions 
where the By-law specifically authorizes the Planning Board." 

and by renumbering the existing Subsections 1.3.10 through 1.3.15 as Subsections 1.3.11 

through 1.3.16. 

c) By adding under Residence Districts in Subsections 2.1 Classification of District the words 

"Planned Residential Development PRD" 



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(Article 2 continued) 

d) By adding in Subsection 8.4 Rules and Regulations, in line 1 after the words "The Board of Appeals", 
the words "and the Planning Board". 

e) By adding in Subsection 8.5 Special Permit, in line 2 after the words "The Board of Appeals", the words 
"or where this By-law specifically authorizes the Planning Board", and by adding in line 12 and line 17 
after the words "Board of Appeals", the words "or the Planning Board". 

as contained in "Appendix B" of the Special Town Meeting warrant attached hereto and copy thereof is on file 
at the office of the Town Clerk, Town Hall, Wilmington, Massachusetts. (Planning Board) 

ARTICLE 3. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money for the purpose of 
replacing certain 2" mains in the Hathaway Acres area and/or the Oakridge Circle, Marcus Road area with 
mains of not less than 6" inches but less than sixteen inches in diameter as shown on plans on file in the 
office of the Superintendent of the Water Department, in accordance with the recommendations of the Board of 
Water § Sewer Commissioners acting under the provisions of General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 42G through 421 
inclusive, and for the acquisition of interests in land whether by purchase, eminent domain or otherwise; to 
determine whether said funds shall be raised by taxation, transfer from available funds, or by borrowing 
under the provisions of Chapter 44 or by any combination thereof, and to authorize the Board of Water and 
Sewer Commissioners and/or the Board of Selectmen to apply for any Federal and State Aid which may be 
available as contributions to be applied toward the cost of the project; or do anything in relation 
thereto. (Water and Sewer Commissioners) 

Hereof fail not and make due return of this Warrant, or a certified copy thereof with your doings thereon to 
the Town Clerk as soon as may be and before said meeting. GIVEN UNDER OUR HANDS AND SEAL OF SAID TOWN THIS 
25th day of April, A.D., One Thousand Nine Hundred and Eighty-three. 



s /Rocco V. DePasquale 
s /Robert J. Cain 

ATTEST : s /Daniel H. Ballou, Jr. 

s /James C. Stewart 
s/Robert L. Doucette 



A quorum was present at 7:30 P.M. with many people still being checked in by the checkers. At 7:45 the 
Moderator opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, after which he started reading the 
Warrant, just before Article #1 he was interrupted by Chairman Ballou with a motion. "I move we dispense 
with the further reading of the warrant and take each article as they are drawn." motion was seconded and so 
voted. Moderator Caira explained the By-Laws of the Town Meeting and proceedures. First drawn article was 



Article 3. Motion #1, George R. Allen, Water Commissioner, "I move that the Town vote to raise and 
appropriate $347,000. for the purpose of replacing 2" mains with 6" mains for certian distances in the 



following streets 



Truman Road Sewell Road 

Dayton Road Sheridan Road 

Chase Road Chapman Avenue 

Carson Avenue Coolidge Road 

Pilling Road Oakridge Circle 

Gunderson Road Marcus Road 



under the provisions of General Laws, Chapter 40, section 42 G through 42 I inclusive, otherwise known as 
the Betterment Act, and for the acquisition of interests in land whether by purchase, by eminent domain or 
otherwise, and to meet said appropriation the Treasurer with the approval of the Board of Selectmen is 
hereby authorized to borrow the sum of $347,000. under and pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 8, Clause 5 of 
the General Laws, as amended, and to issue the bonds or notes of the Town therefor at one time, or from time 
to time, each issue of such bonds or notes to be payable in not more than 15 years from it's date, and the 
Board of Selectmen and/or the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners are hereby authorized to apply any 
Federal and State Aid that may be available toward the total cost of the project." Motion was 
seconded. ... Finance Committee recommended tabling this article. for lack of information. 



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(Article 3 continued) 

Motion #2 by Chairman Carroll, "I move that Article 3 be tabled indefinitely pending receipt of further 
information. ".Motion was seconded. This motion LOST by voice vote. 

Motion #3, Larz Neilson, "I move to refer this article to a Study Committee, to be appointed by the Town 
Manager. This committee is to be instructed to make a detailed set of recommendations, concerning water 
betterments policy, and to report at the next Special Town Meeting. At that time this article can be taken 
from the table, and brought to the floor for further action." This motion was changed to give a period of 
three months time to act. seconded This motion LOST by voice vote. 

Motion #4, by Daniel Ballou, "I move that the Town vote to raise and appopriate $347,000. for the purpose of 
replacing 2" mains with 6" mains for certain distances in the following streets: (Streets listed were the 
same as main motion) and for the acquistion of interests in land whether by pruchase, by eminent domain or 
otherwise, and to meet said appropriation the Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, is 
here by authorized to borrow the sum of $347,000. under and prusuant to Chapter 44, Section 8, Clause 5 of 
the General Laws, as amended, and to issue the bonds or notes of the Town therefor at one time, or from 
time to time, each issue of such bonds or notes to be apuable in not more than 15 years form it's date, and 
the Board of Selectmen and /or the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners are hereby authorized to apply any 
Federal and State Aid that may be available toward the total cost of the project." Motion was seconded and 
So voted. 

Main motion as amended by Motion #4 by Dan Ballou was Unanimously SO VOTED. 

Because of the connection between Article 1 f t 2 the Moderator took Article 1. next. 
ARTICLE #1 

MOTION, William G. Hooper, Jr. Chairman of the Planning Board "I move that the Town vote to amend the 
Zoning By-Law by deleting in its entirety the existing Zoning By-Laws and Maps of the Town of Wilmington and 
by adopting in place thereof the Town of Wilmington Zoning By-Law and Maps as contained in Appendix A of the 
Special Town Meeting Warrant. The complete text of the proposed Zoning By-Law and Maps contained in 
Appendex A are on file at the office of the Town Clerk, Town Hall, Wilmington, Mass." Motion was 
seconded 

Finance and Planning Board reommmended approval. Anthony Gentile explained the changes and reasons for 
them. He then introduced Kevin Hurley, Planning Consultant for the revisions. He explained that he would be 
reading or describing each section independently and a vote would be taken at the end of each section. 

Section 1. was read and the voice vote was not unanimous so the moderator asked for a standing vote as 2/3 
vote is needed. The vote was 230 yes 11 no SO VOTED 

Section 2 w as reviewed voted with the only change being a correction of Z-Zone to A-Zone in section 2.3.5.1 
§ 2.3.5.2. The vote on this section was UNANIMOUS. 

Section 3 was reviewed and had five proposed amendments. #1, "I A Daniel Gillis, amend Section 3.3.3 by 
adding the words "and Handicapped" after the word elderly, the last word of this section." seconded. This 
amendment was SO VOTED. #2, "Margaret McNeil moved to delete section 3.3.3 and replace it with the old 
section 3.3 of the old by-laws. This motion was seconded and voted LOST by voice vote. #3 Dennis Volpe, 
"I move that section 3.3.2 be amended to delete the words "existing prior to Jan. 1, 1965" seconded and 
voted LOST by voice vote. #4 Domenic Tutela " I move that section 3.3.2 be amended by striking out 3.3.2 
and replacing with 'alterations and conversion of a one-family detached dwelling containing at 2400 square 
feet of floor area for use as a two-family dwelling, each unit of which contains at least eight hundred 
(800) square feet of floor area.'" motion seconded and voted yes 66 no 127 LOST. Motion #5 Domemic 
Tutela "I move that section 3 be amended by striking out section 3.3.4." seconded and voted LOST by voice 
vote. 

Section 3 as amended in section 3.3.3 was voted yes 161 no 20 SO VOTED.. 

Section 4 was reviewed and had only two proposed amendments. #1 John Sanborn, "I move 4.1.4 be removed 
completely." motion seconded and voted LOST by voice vote. 

#2. Henry Sullivan, "I move to delete section 4.1.10 in its entirety. Mr. Sullivan later withdrew this 
motion. Section 4 was voted with no changes by standing vote and voted 143 yes no 10 Motion so voted 



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Section 5. was reviewed and the only motion was by William Hooper of the Planning Board, "I move to change 
Section 5.2.3 Lot Width as it appears in Article 1 to read as follows: *5.2.3 Lot Width - The lot width 
shall permit a circle with a diameter not less than the minimum lot width in feet to be located at the 
sideline of the street right of way along which the frontage of the lot is measured without the 
circumference of such circle intersecting any lot lines.' motion was seconded SO VOTED by voice vote. 
Section 5 as amended was then voted UNANIMOUSLY SO VOTED 

Section 6. was reviewed and had just one motion, section 6.3.2.2 Robert Cain, "All signs consisting of 
spinners, strings or non-holiday lights, revolving, beacons, searchlights, animated signs and signs 
illuminated to create the illusion of motion are prohibited. Ribbons and streamers may be permitted by 
Special Permit from the Board of Appeals. . .Motion was seconded and SO VOTED. 

Attorney Joseph Courtney raised a point of intent." Is it the intention of the Planning Board that the 'Site 
Design standards' and 'Site Plan Review' provisions contained in Section 6 shall be applicable retroactively 
to prior existing buildings, and uses, and previously approved sites and permits?" Both Anthony Gentile and 
Kevin Hurley answered Mr Courtney in the negative. He asked that this be recorded in these minutes. 
Section 6 as amended in section 6.3.2.2 was then UNANIMOUSLY SO VOTED. 

Section 7 was reviewed and had one amendment proposed. M. Barbara Sullivan, "I move that Section 7.5 of the 
proposed Zoning By-law be amended to include the addition of the following subsection: 

7.5.9 Conditions for Approval of a Special Permit - The Board of Appeals shall 
not approve any such application for a special permit unless it finds that all of 
the following conditions are met: 

1. The subject land is located in a district where the use requested is 
permitted by special permit as a special exception pursuant to the 
provisions of the Zoning By-law; 

2. The specific site is an appropriate location for such a use, structure 
or condition. 

3. The requested use will not create undue traffic congestion or unduly 
impair pedistrian safety; 

4. The requested use will not overload any public water, drainage, or 
sewer system, or any other municipal system to such an extent that the 
requested use or any developed use in the immediate area or in any other 
area of the town will be unduly subjected to hazards affecting health , 
safety, or the general welfare, directly caused by the requested use, and 
non-preventable by any condition of approving the special permit; 

5. The requested use will not impair the integrity or character of the 
district, neighborhood or adjoining districts nor be detrimental to the 
public health, safety, convenience or welfare. 

This amendment was seconded and voted by a standing vote LOST yes 33 no 80. 
Mrs Sullivan had a few more additions as the Open meeting law and reference to 
Chapter 40A details, but withdrew them after questioning. 
Section 7 was then voted UNANIMOUSLY, with no changes. 

The NEW ZONING BY-LAWS were then voted upon with a UNANIMOUS vote in the AFFIRMATIVE 

ARTICLE 2. Motion, William Hooper, Jr. "I move that the town vote to amend the 
Zoning By-law as adopted under Article 1 as follows: 

a) By adding a new Section 7. Planned Residential Development District and 

renumbering Section 7. Administration and Enforcement to read 
Section 8. Administration and Enforcement. 

b) By adding a new Section 1.3.10 as follows: 

"1.3.10 Planning Board: The Town of Wilmington Planning Board which 
for the purpose of Chapter 40A shall be deemed the Special Permit 
Granting Authority for those petitions where the By-law specifically 
authorizes for Planning Board." 

and by renumbering the existing Subsection 1.3.10 through 1.3.15 as 
Subsections 1.3.11 through 1.3.16. 

c) By adding under Residence Districts in Subsection 2.1 Classification of 

District the words 



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(Special Town Meeting - Article 2, continued) 

"Planned Residential Development PRD" 

d) By adding in Subsection 8.4 Rules and Regulations, in line 1 after the 
words "The Board of Appeals", the words "or where this By-law 
specifically authorizes the Planning Board". 

e) By adding in Subsection 8.5 Special Permit, in line 2 after the words 
"The Board of Appeals", the words "or where this By-law specifically 
authorizes the Planning Board", and by adding in line 12 and line 17 
after the words "Board of Appeals, the words, "or the Planning Board". 

as contained in "Appendix B" of the Special Town Meeting Warrant attached hereto and copy thereof is on file 
at the office of the Town Clerk, Town Hall, Wilmington, Massachusetts. . .Motion was seconded. 

..At this point John Sanborn questioned the quorum, seven voters stood with him to do the same. The 
moderator had the tellers take a head count and found that we had 143 voters in attendance. Their being a 
lack of quorum the moderator asked for a motion to adjourn until 7:30 Tuesday evening the 17th of May, 
1983, was so motioned and seconded The meeting adjourned at 11:35 P.M. Their had been 388 voters checked 
into the meeting during the evening 



The Town Clerk posted in each precinct the notice of adjournment the following morning. 
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: 

The adjourned portion of the Special Town Meeting of May 16, 1983 will resume at 7:30 P.M. in the Barrows 
Auditorium, of the High School May 17, 1983. To see if the town will vote to accept Planned Residential 
Development District , which is Article 2. a new section to the newly adopted Zoning By-laws. 



s /Prise ilia R.W. Lynch 
Town Clerk, Wilmington, MA 

ATTEST: 



ADJOURNED SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
MAY 17, 1983 

With a quorum being present at 8:05 P.M. the moderator announced the opening of the meeting. He opened with 
the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. 

Motion for Article 2 having been made and seconded before adjournment last evening the moderator asked that 
Mr. Gentile explain P.R.D. Mr. Kevin Hurley was again introduced and explained the article section by 
section briefly. Planning Board and Finance Commitee had both approved this article. 
After some discussion and questions the motion was voted by standing vote. 
Yes 127 No 40. 2/3s being required it was so voted 

With all article to come before this meeting having been acted upon the moderator asked for a motion to 
adjourn, motion was so made and seconded. The meeting adjourned at 8:44 P.M. with 181 voters being present. 

The Zoning By-Laws and their amendments (including Article 2, P.R.D.) have been voted by a count shown or a 
unanimous vote and are as shown in the previous pages. 



Attest Priscilla R.W. Lynch 

Town Clerk, 
Wilmington Massachusetts 



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SPECIAL TOWN MEETING SEPTEMBER 19, 1983 TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MA 



TO: THE CONSTABLES OF THE TOWN OF WILMINGTON, 

Greetings: In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and in the manner prescribed in the By-Laws of 
said Town, you are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the Town qualified to vote in Town 
affairs to meet and assemble at Barrows Auditorium, Wilmington High School, on Monday, the nineteenth day of 
September, 1983, at 7:30 p.m., then and there to act on the following articles: 

ARTICLE 1: To see how much money the Town will further appropriate for the expenses of the Town and the 
salaries of several Town Officers and Departments, and determine how the same shall be raised whether by 
taxation, transfer from available funds, or otherwise; or do anything in relation thereto. 

ARTICLE 2: To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-Law and Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington 
by voting to rezone from Residence 60 District to General Industrial District the following described parcel 
of land on Ballardvale Street, containing in total 104.9 acres, more or less, and bounded and described as 
follows: 

A certain parcel of land located in the northern portion of the Town of Wilmington, Middlesex County, 
Massachusetts on the easterly side of Ballardvale Street being further bounded and described as follows: 

Beginning at a point on the easterly sideline of Ballardvale Street at the southwesterly corner of the 
premises herein described and at the northwesterly corner of adjacent land owned by Robert W. Murray. 

thence, N31°27'07" E by the easterly sideline of Ballardvale Street a distance of 10.20 feet to a point; 

thence, by the easterly sideline of Ballardvale Street by a curved line to the left having a radius of 
487.54 feet, a length of 383.79 feet to a point; 

thence, N13°39'03" W by the easterly sideline of Ballardvale Street a distance of 174.39 feet to a point; 

thence, by the easterly sideline of Ballardvale Street by a curved line to the right having a radius of 
322.67 feet, a length of 178.30 feet to a point; 

thence, N18°00'37" E by the easterly sideline of Ballardvale Street a distance of 254.46 feet to a point; 

thence, by the easterly sideline of Ballardvale Street by a curved line to the right having a radius of 
1196.52 feet, a length of 194.68 feet to a point; 

thence, N27 19'57" E by the easterly sideline of Ballardvale Street a distance of 890.33 feet to a point; 

thence, by the easterly sideline of Ballardvale Street by a curved line to the left having a radius of 
480.25 feet, a length of 157.44 feet to a point; 

thence, N8°32'58" E by the easterly sideline of Ballardvale Street a distance of 70.10 feet to a point 
at the land now or formerly of Roncalli Civic Properties Association, Inc.; 

thence, N82°16'05" W by the land of Roncalli Civic Properties Association, Inc., a distance of 1903.55 
feet to a point at the land now or formerly of the Town of Wilmington; 

thence, southeasterly by the land now or formerly of the Town of Wilmington a distance of 1831 feet to a 
point at the land now or formerly of Elsusapa Realty Trust, Anthony Paolini, Trustee; 

thence, northeasterly by the land now or formerly of the Town of Wilmington a distance of 86+ feet to a 
point at the land now or formerly of Albert G. Fiorenza; 

thence, southeasterly by the land now or formerly of Albert G. Fiorenza and land now or formerly of owners 
unknown a distance of 13161 feet to a point at the land now or formerly of Frank P. Sciarappa; 

thence, southwesterly by the land now or formerly of Frank P. Sciarappa, land now or formerly of New 
England Power Company, and land now or formerly of Henry E. Brooks a distance of 20051 feet to a point on 
a stone wall at the land now or formerly of New England Power Company; 

thence, S 13°48'26" W by the land now or formerly of Henry E. Brooks a distance of 200.00 feet to a 
point at the land now or formerly of Robert W. Murray; 

thence, N 81°01'34" W by the land now or formerly of Robert W. Murray a distance of 592.69 feet to a 
point on the easterly sideline of Ballardvale Street and the point of beginning. 

Said parcel of land containing 104.9 acres more or less according to deeds of record and the Town of 
Wilmington Assessor's maps. Said parcel being shown as lots 28, 30, 31, 31A, 32, 32A, 35 - 38, 40 - 43, and 
45 - 47 on Assessors' Map R-3. 



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(Special Town Meeting continued) 

Meaning and intending to include all of the land within the above-described area owned by the following 
parties as contained in deeds recorded in the Middlesex County Registry of Deeds, Northern District, Lowell, 
Massachusetts: 



Assessor's Deed 



Map No . 




Record Owner (Assessors) 


Area 


Book/Page No. 


— R^3 


28 


NhW ENGLAND POWER CO 


2 . 2 AC + 




R-3 


30 


QTL'LHJPM V UTIPUT7C Ti- 

olnrrioN V. MUbtlco, jr. 


17.8 ACi 




R-3 


31 


PT CIHQAPA RPATTY TDIIQT 


13.6 ACi. 




R-3 


37 


RTPHARn ADAMS 


1 ACi 


9? 01 11 A 


R-3 


38 




2 ACi 


1 71 r» /C70 
I /ill/ b io 


R-3 


35 


JAMES J. CHRISTIE 


i ? fieri cp+ 


l qco /cm 


R-3 


36 


JAMES J. BROWN 


i o oof] cp+ 
± \j , uuu or 


1710/579 


R-3 


40 


VINCENT ANOMANISTO 


17.7 AC + 


890 /16 
1129/125, 


















1177/394, 395 


R-3 


41 


MARGARET G. McLAUGHLIN 


5 AC + 


2094/247 


R-3 


42 


PATSY SPINOSA 


2.4 ACi 


1911/583 


R-3 


43 


ELSUSAPA REALTY TRUST 


5.59 AC+ 


2309/371 


R-3 


45 


MAURICE E. NEEDHAM 


5.1 ACI 


1775/133 


R-3 


46 


ALFRED TALLINI 


5.4 ACI 


1666/57 


R-3 


47 


ANTHONY CATANESE 


4 ACi 


2407/471 


R-3 


32A 


ELSUSAPA REALTY TRUST 


4.77 AC± 


2309/371 


R-3 


31A 


ELSUSAPA REALTY TRUST 


2.86 ACi 


2309/371 


R-3 


32 


ELSUSAPA REALTY TRUST 


15 ACi 


2309/371 


> anything 


in relation thereto. 




(Petition) 



ARTICLE 3: To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-Law and Zoning Map of the Town of 
Wilmington by voting to rezone from Residence 60 (R 60) to General Industrial (GI) parcels of land described 
as follows: 

"Land in Wilmington, Massachusetts situated on the Easterly side of Ballardvale Street containing 
10.6 acres and bounded and described as follows: 

Beginning at the southwest corner of the property at the intersection of a stone wall and the 
easterly sideline of Ballardvale Street the line runs along Ballardvale Street N 8°32'58" E, 1.91 feet to 
a stone bound; thence the line continues along the easterly sideline of Ballardvale N 6°28'55" E, 476.11 
feet to a point; thence the line turns and runs by land now or formerly of Francis and Christine Barcellos S 
72°54'35" E, 69.32 feet to a point; thence the line turns and runs, again by land of Barcellos N 
17°05'25" E, 50.00 feet; thence the line turns and runs, again by land of Barcellos S 72°54'35" E, 
555.42 feet to a point; thence the line turns and runs by land of the Town of Wilmington S 5°45'29" W, 
793.47 feet to a point; thence the line turns and runs by land of Roncalli Civic Property Association, Inc. 
N 82°16'05" W, 353.94 feet to a point; thence the line turns and runs by land now or formerly of Robert 
and Margaret Clemons N 14°21'55" E, 128.83 feet to a stone wall; thence the line turns and runs, again by 
land of Clemons, and along the stone wall in four courses, ie N 81°15'35" W, 89.07; N 78O06'35" W, 79.15 
feet, N 2°31'25" E, 209.32 feet, and N 70°42'25" W, 117.76 to the point of beginning. 

For a more detailed description see plan entitled "Land in Wilmington scale: 80 feet to an inch, 
November 15, 1977" by Howard C. Buttrick R.L.S. Filed in the Middlesex County North District Registry of 
Deeds in Plan Book 130 Plan #96. 

Also being shown on Assessor's Map R-3, Parcels 51, 51A, 52 and 53, or do anything in relation 
thereto. (Petition) 

Hereof fail not and make due return of this Warrant, or a certified copy thereof with your doings thereon to 
the Town Clerk as soon as may be and before said meeting. GIVEN UNDER OUR HANDS AND SEAL OF SAID TOWN THIS 
29th day of August A.D. One Thousand Nine Hundred and Eighty-three. 

Attest: s/ Daniel H. Ballou, Jr. 

Chairman, Board of Selectmen 

s/ Robert J. Cain 

s/ James C. Stewart 



Attest: 



s/ Robert L. Doucette 



SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 



SEPTEMBER 19, 1983 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MA 



A quorum being present at 7:42 P.M. the moderator declared the meeting open for the business to come before 
it. He opened with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. As the moderator read the warrant he was 
interrupted by Dan Ballou, "I move that the Moderator dispense with further reading of the Warrant and take up 
and make reference to each article by number." The motion was seconded and So Voted. 
Being a budget article, Article #1 was taken first. Motion, Dan Ballou, "I move that the several and 
respective sums as recommended by the Finance Committee as indicated therein be raised by taxation or transfer 
from available funds and appropriated for the purposes set forth in Article 12; each line to be taken up and 
voted to amendment." 



ATTACHMENT I 



Account 



Town Manager's Fiscal Year 1984 Supplemental Budget Recommendations 



Classification 



Annual 

Town Meeting 
Appropriation 



Appropriation (130) Town Accountant 
Capital Outlay- 
Computer Terminal § 
Printer 



Town Manager 
Recommendation 



$ 5,000 



Motion by Town Manager to pass over this amount, Seconded and SO VOTED 



Appropriation (205) Fire 
Personnel Services- 
Deputy Chief $29,864 

Appropriation voted by standing vote YES 176 NO 5 

Appropriation (350) Parks 5 Grounds 
Materials § Supplies - 

Ballfield Reconstruction $ 1,800 

Appropriation voted by voice vote Moderator declared 

Appropriation (900) Unclassified 

Reserve Fund $75,000 



$ 23,000 
SO VOTED 

$ 20,000 
SO VOTED 

$ 27,000 
SO VOTED 



Total 
Appropriation 



$ 5,000 



$ 52,864 



$ 21,800 



$102,000 



Appropriation voted by voice vote Moderator declared 

Total 

TRANSFER OF GROUNDS FUNCTION FROM PUBLIC BUILDINGS TO PARKS AND GROUNDS FROM THE FOLLOWING 
ACCOUNTS: 



Salaries - (450) Grounds Crew - 3 positions 
Transfer voted by voice vote Modertor declared SO VOTED 

School Grounds Maintenance - (455) Materials 6 Supplies: 

- Repairs $ 2,230 

- Care Grounds 2,409 

- Small Tools 5 Equipment 200 
Transfer of $4,839 expenses voted by voice vote Moderator declared SO VOTED 

- Capital Outlay 

Transfer of $56,500 voted by voice vote Moderator declared SO VOTED 

Total Transfer 



$41,338 



Finance 
Committee 
Recommend 



27,900 



$77,900 



41,338 



4,839 

56,500 
$102,677 



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Article 2. Motion, Joseph Courtney, I move that the Town vote to amend the Zoning By-Law and Map of the 
Town of Wilmington by voting to rezone from Residence 60 District to General Industrial District the 
following described parcel of land on Ballardvale Street, containing a total of 104.9 acres, more or less 
and bounded and described as follows, as in the main motion, Motion Seconded. 

During the discussion Tambone Corporation Corporation made a public statement as follows, to be incorporated 
into these minutes. 

STATEMENT OF TAMBONE CORPORATION 

If the Special Town Meeting of the Town of Wilmington scheduled for September 19, 1983, votes as provided in 
Article 2 to rezone land on Ballardvale Street from Residential 60 District to General Industrial District, 
Tambone Corporation, its nominees, assigns and successors in title to said land , herewith promise and agree 
that the land subject to such rezoning will be developed and built upon subject to the condition that the 
following principal uses enumerated as provided in the Zoning By-Law will be excluded from said land: 

ZONING BY-LAW REFERENCE SPECIFIED EXCLUDED USES 

3.5.9 Veterinary Care 

3.5.14 Auto Service Station and Car Wash 

3.5.15 Auto Repair and Body Shop 

3.5.16 Vehicular Dealership 

3.4.2 Bulk Materisls Storage and Sale (except distribution or 

sale at wholesale or retail of materials, merchandise, products 
or equipment, as provided in Section 3.6.2) 

3.6.3 Heavy Vehicular Dealership and Repari Garage 

3.6.6 General Manufacturing (except scientific research and 

development), and the manufacturing of textile products or 
similar general manufacturing plants and facilities as provided 
in section 3.6.6 

In addition, Tambone Corporation further promises and agrees to exclude from said land the 
manufacture of chemicals, the manufacture, moulding or extrusion of plastics, and the operation of 
trucking terminals. 

Tambone Corporation promises and agrees to assent to the further rezoning of said land to 
Industrial Park District as a subsequent Special or Annual Town Meeting, provided the Wilmington 
Zoning By-Law is first amended to incorporate the foregoing uses excepted from this agreement. 

Tambone Corporation 
s/Anthony A. Tambone 
Executive Vice President 

Joseph F. Courtney Received September 19, 1983 

Legal Counsel -Tambone Corporation Michael A. Caira, Moderator 

Finance Committee recommended Approval, Planning Board recommended Approval of the Industrial 
Park rezoning NOT General Industrial. 

A standing vote was taken after all the discussion and reading of the Tambone statement 

YES 198 NO 27 SO VOTED 

Article 3. Motion, Thomas R. Roussell, I move that the Town vote to amend the zoning By-Law and 
Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington by voting to rezone from Residential 60 (R-60) to General 
Industrial (GI) parcels of and described as follows, motion follows the same as the original 
article. Motion was seconded 

Finance Committee recommended Approval, Planning Board recommended Approval as Industrial Park NOT 
General Industrial standing vote 
YES 163 NO 16 SO VOTED 

With the three articles concluded the moderator reminded the people of the Octobver 24th Special 
Town Meeting, and Rocco DePasquale asked all that could attend the DPW hearing meeting Wednesday 
the 21st to please do so. The meeting adjourned at 9:07 having had 274 voters in attendance and 
18 Non- Voters.. 

Priscilla R.W. Lynch 

Attest: Town Clerk, Wilmington, MA 



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SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 



OCTOBER 24, 1983 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 



TO: THE CONSTABLES OF THE TOWN OF WILMINGTON, 

Greetings: In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and in the manner prescribed in the By-Laws of 
said Town, you are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the Town qualified to vote in Town 
affairs to meet and assemble at Barrows Auditorium, Wilmington High School, on Monday, the twenty-fourth day 
of October, 1983, at 7:30 p.m., then and there to act on the following articles: 
Seven Article to be read and acted upon as in the minutes of said meeting. 

Hereof fail not and make due return of this Warrant, or a certified copy thereof with your doings thereon to 
the Town Clerk as soon as may be and before said meeting. GIVEN UNDER OUR HANDS AND SEAL OF SAID TOWN THIS 
26th day of September A.D. One Thousand Nine Hundred and Eighty-three. 

s/ Daniel H. Ballou, Jr. 
Chairman, Board of Selectmen 

s/ Rocco V. DePasquale 

s/ Robert J. Cain 

Attest: s/ James C. Stewart 

s/ Robert L. Doucette 



A quorum being present at 7:40 P.M. the Moderator declared the meeting open for the business to come before 
it. He opened with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, after which he asked that we observe a moment of 
silence for the Marines lost in Beirut this weekend. 

The Moderator began reading the Warrant and was interrupted by Chairman, Dan Ballou; "I move that the 
Moderator dispense with further readihg of the warrant and takeup and make reference to each article by 
number as drawn." The motion was seconded and so voted, because of our lottery system of selection the 
moderator drew the first article to come before the meeting, Article 2,3 5 4 was the first draw, as all are 
dependent upon each other they were on one slip. 

ARTICLE 2: To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-Law and Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington 
by voting to rezone from Residence 60 (R60) and General Industrial (GI) to Industrial Park (IP) the 
following described parcel of land: 

Beginning at a point in the northerly sideline of State Route 125, said point being a Mass. Highway 
Bound at the southeasterly corner of the land of Winchell; thence N 27°36'18" E distant 397.04 
feet, N 69029' 22" W distant 98.42 feet, N 60°39'35" W distant 19.48 feet, thence S 88°32'38" 
W distant 32.39 feet, S 65°13'21" W distant 14.67 feet, S 10°56'32" W distant 49.33 feet, S 
20°01'01" W distant 51.66 feet, S 31°34'16" W distant 30.46 feet, S49°03'49" W distant 14.15 
feet, S 55054*16" W distant 12.65 feet, S 69°19'17" W distant 14.20 feet, S 86°lu'59" W 
distant 14.72 feet, N 86°09'24" W distant 149.73 feet, N 70°29'54" W distant 200.00 feet, by 
the land of Winchell ; thence N 07°51'02" E distant 320.41 feet, N 09°07'30" E distant 132.05 
feet, N 12°44'31" E distant 97.13 feet, N 00°06'06" E distant 177.08 feet, N 18°54'19" W 
distant 127.27 feet by the land of Andrews; thence S 86O21'00" E distant 270.84 feet, S 
870H-12" E distant 88.00 feet, S 86O50-37" E distant 179.74 feet, S 87O20'32" E distant 
197.00 feet, S 86O47'20" E distant 167.74 feet, S 88011 ' 34" E distant 53.27 feet, S 86O14M0" 
E distant 73.01 feet, N 71°06'29" E distant 169.20 feet, N 66°51'49" E distant 202.28 feet, N 
75°34'09" E distant 59.89 feet, N 76028'23" E distant 250.45 feet, N 71047'52" E distant 
157.66 feet by the land of Sciarappa; thence N 70°54'17" E distant 72.80 feet, N 73°34'14" E 
distant 248.07 feet, S 11°54'16" E distant 142.72 feet, by the land of the Town of North Reading; 
thence S 53°55'50" W distant 2234.08 feet by State Route 125, being marked Map R-l Parcel 36A 
containing 29.884 acres all as shown on plan entitled: "Plan of Land in Wilmington, Mass., Owned 
by the Town of Wilmington, Scale 100 feet to an inch, Sept. 7, 1983, Robert E. Anderson Inc., Reg. 
Professional Engineer, Reg. Land Surveyors, 178 Park Street, P.O. Box 177, North Reading, Mass., 
which plan is on file in the office of the Town Clerk; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Article 2. Motion, Rocco DePasquale, "I move to amend the Zoning By-Law and Zoning Map of the Town of 
Wilmington by voting to rezone from Residence 60 (R60) and General Industrial (GI) to Industrial Park (IP) 
the described parcel of land:, with the description being the same as the printed article, it was not read. 
Motion was seconded, Finance Committee recommended approval, Planning Board recommended approval, Rocco 
spoke for the article and then George Allen explained the reason for the rezoning and sale of this parcel. 
The voters professed their concern as to traffic, more rezoning, etc. After much discussion a vote was 
taken with 2/3s being required for rezoning. Vote was YES 252 NO 188 for want of 2/3s LOST 



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ARTICLE 3: To see if the Town will vote to authorize and direct the Selectmen and/or the Water and Sewer 
Commissioners to petition the General Court to approve under Article XLIX of the Massachusetts Constitution 
the sale or lease of a certain parcel of town-owned land bound and described as follows: 

Beginning at a point in the northerly sideline of State Route 125, said point being a 
Mass. Highway Bound at the southeasterly corner of the land of Winchell ; thence N 
27°36'18" E distant 397.04 feet, N 69029*22" W distant 98.42 feet, N 60O39'35" W 
distant 19.48 feet, thence S 88°32'38" W distant 32.39 feet, S 65°13'21" W distant 
14.67 feet, S 10O56'32" W distant 49.33 feet, S 20O01'01" W distant 51.66 feet, S 
31°34'16" W distant 30.46 feet, S49°03'49" W distant 14.15 feet, S 55°54'16" W 
distant 12.65 feet, S 69019'17" W distant 14.20 feet, S 86oi6'59 M W distant 14.72 
feet, N 86°09'24" W distant 149.73 feet, N 70°29'54" W distant 200.00 feet, by the 
land of Winchell ; 

thence N 07°51'02" E distant 320.41 feet, N 09O07'30" E distant 132.05 feet, N 
12°44'31" E distant 97.13 feet, N 00°06'06" E distant 177.08 feet, N 18°54'19 M W 
distant 127.27 feet by the land of Andrews; thence S 86°2r00" E distant 270.84 feet, S 
87°11*12" E distant 88.00 feet, S 86°50'37" E distant 179.74 feet, S 87°20'32" E 
distant 197.00 feet, S 86°47'20" E distant 167.74 feet, S 88°11 , 34" E distant 53.27 
feet, S 86°14'40" E distant 73.01 feet, N 71006*29" E distant 169.20 feet, N 
66°51'49" E distant 202.28 feet, N 75°34'09" E distant 59.89 feet, N 76°28'23" E 
distant 250.45 feet, N 71°47'52" E distant 157.66 feet by the land of Sciarappa; thence 
N 70°54*17" E distant 72.80 feet, N 73°34'14" E distant 

248.07 feet, S 11°54*16" E distant 142.72 feet, by the land of the Town of North 
Reading; thence S 53O55'50" W distant 2234.08 feet by State Route 125, being marked Map 
R-l Parcel 36A containing 29.884 acres all as shown on plan entitled: "Plan of Land in 
Wilmington, Mass., Owned by the Town of Wilmington, Scale 100 feet to an inch, Sept. 7, 
1983, Robert E. Anderson Inc., Reg. Professional Engineer, Reg. Land Surveyors, 178 Park 
Street, P.O. Box 177, North Reading, Mass., which plan is on file in the office of the 
Town Clerk; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Article 3. Motion, James Stewart, "I move that we pass over article 3." Finance Committee had 
approved, Planning Board made No recommendation. Motion to pass over was seconded and so voted. 

ARTICLE 4: To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen and/or the Water and Sewer 
Commissioners to sell or lease to Dynamics Research Corporation a certain parcel of town-owned 
land bound and described as follows: 

Beginning at a point in the northerly sideline of State Route 125, said point being a 
Mass. Highway Bound at the southeasterly corner of the land of Winchell; thence N 
27036'18" E distant 397.04 feet, N 69°29'22" W distant 98.42 feet, N 60O39'35" W 
distant 19.48 feet, thence S 88°32'38" W distant 32.39 feet, S 65°13'21" W distant 
14.67 feet, S 10O56'32" W distant 49.33 feet, S ZOOOl'Ol" W distant 51.66 feet, S 
31°34'16" W distant 30.46 feet, S49°03'49" W distant 14.15 feet, S 55°54'16" W 
distant 12.65 feet, S 69019'17" W distant 14.20 feet, S 86<>16'59" W distant 14.72 
feet, N 86°09'24" W distant 149.73 feet, N 70°29'54" W distant 200.00 feet, by the 
land of Winchell; thence N 07°51'02" E distant 320.41 feet, N 09°07'30" E distant 
132.05 feet, N 12°44'31" E distant 97.13 feet, N 00°06'06" E distant 177.08 feet, 
N 18054 '19" W distant 127.27 feet by the land of Andrews; thence S 86°21'00" E 
distant 270.84 feet, S 87°H'12" E distant 88.00 feet, S 86°50'37" E distant 
179.74 feet, S 87O20'32" E distant 197.00 feet, S 86°47'20" E distant 167.74 feet, 
S 88 11'34" E distant 53.27 feet, S 86°14'40" E distant 73.01 feet, N 71°06'29" 
E distant 169.20 feet, N 66051'49" E distant 202.28 feet, N 75O34'09" E distant 
59.89 feet, N 76°28'23" E distant 250.45 feet, N 71°47'52" E distant 157.66 feet 
by the land of Sciarappa; thence N 70O54'17" E distant 72.80 feet, N 73°34'14" E 
distant 248.07 feet, S 11°54'16" E distant 142.72 feet, by the land of the Town of 
North Reading; thence S 53°55'50" W distant 2234.08 feet by State Route 125, being 
marked Map R-l Parcel 36A containing 29.884 acres all as shown on plan entitled: 
"Plan of Land in Wilmington, Mass., Owned by the Town of Wilmington, Scale 100 feet to 
an inch, Sept. 7, 1983, Robert E. Anderson Inc., Reg. Professional Engineer, Reg. Land 
Surveyors, 178 Park Street, P.O. Box 177, North Reading, Mass., which plan is on file 
in the office of the Town Clerk; 
subject to such terms and conditions as the Selectmen and/or Water and Sewer Commissioners may determine; 
and to authorize the Selectmen and/or Water and Sewer Commissioners to accept or release on behalf of the 
Town such access and egress rights of way as necessary to serve the above property; and further to set a 
minimum amount to be paid for such sale or lease; or do anything in relation 
thereo. (Petition) 



Article 4. Motion, Nancy Bodenstein, "I move that we pass over article 4." Finance Committee had approved, 
Planning Board Approved. Motion to pass over was seconded and so voted 

Article 7, was drawn next at 8:30 P.M., 

ARTICLE 7: To see if the Town will vote to amend the Official Map of the Town of Wilmington to show the 
full length of Marion Street, a distance of approximately one and four tenths of a mile; starting at a point 
of intersection of Burlington Avenue, Chestnut Street and Marion Street and following a more or less "U" 
shape to another point of intersection on Chestnut Street at the Baldwin Apple Monument; so that a building 
permit may be issued without the need of a Board of Appeal's action mandating the construction of the 
street. The layout of the full length of Marion Street appears on the Planning Board Zoning Map of November 
1955; or do anything else in relation thereto. (Petition) 

Motion: A. Daniel Gillis, I move that the Official Map of the Town of Wilmingfton be amended to show the 
full length of Marion Street, a distance of approximately (1.4) one and four tenths mile; starting at a 
point of intersection of Burlington Avenue, Chestnut Street and Marion Street and following a more or less 
"U" shape to another point of intersection on Chestnut Street at the Baldwin Apple Monument; so that a 
building permit may be issued without the need of a Board of Appeals action mandating the construction of 
the street. The layout of the full length of Marion Street appears on te Planning Board Zoning Map of 
Novemver 1955; or do anythin else in relation thereto. Finance Comittee , Approved, Planning Board 
disapproved. Motion was seconded and after much discussion an amendment was proposed from Bill Hooper of 
the Planning Board, "I move to amend the article to include oney the first 960 feet from Chestnut Street." 
This motion was seconded and lost by a voice vote. The main motion was then voted by standing vote. YES 
491 NO 7 

Article 6: was 3rd drawn: 

ARTICLE 6: To see if the Town will, vote to amend the Zoning By-Law and Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington 
by voting to rezone from Residence 10 (RIO), Residence 20 (R20) and General Business (GB) to all General 
Business (GB) the following described parcel of land: 

Beginning at a point in the easterly sideline of Main Street, said point being northerly 
and distant 165.83 feet from the northerly terminous of a curve of 1967.00 feet radius; 
thence S 83°46'01" E distant 250.00 feet by lot 13; thence S 6°13*59" W distant 
544.49 feet by lots 13, 14, 15, § 16; thence S 84°34'13" E distant 429.71 feet by land 
of Towne Shopping Center, Realty Trust, Telemachus A. § George A. DeMoulas; thence N 
62°14'15" E distant 234.81 feet, N 63°48'36" E distant 115.29 feet, N 66O03'32" E 
distant 97.72 feet, N 64°46'50" E distant 80.74 feet, N 47°42'45" W distant 91.81 
feet, N 69°15'52" W distant 145.07 feet, N 34°10'01" W distant 217.46 feet, N 
28059' 33" W distant 150.20 feet, S 81<>37'26" W distant 3 feet, N 30oi6'10" W 
distant 187.44 feet, N 49023'35" E distant 179.69 feet, N 45°04'50" E distant 385.84 
feet by land of N/F Mabel A. Connolly; thence N 42°55'10" W distant 271.77 feet by land 
of Andrew J. § Anne C. Falange and Stephen F. Bottari ; thence S 51°43'50" W distant 
121.49 feet, S 51°48'44" W distant 167.94 feet by land of David D. Ramaski 5 Helen 
Brewster and Town of Wilmington to a stone bound; 

thence S 16°54'50" W distant 140.43 feet by land of Gerald L. $ Carolyne R. Peters; 
thence N 79O50'03" W distant 132.90 feet by land of Gerald L. $ Carolyne R. Peters and 
Edward H. Norton; thence S 25°34'02" W distant 193.95 feet by land of Edward H. Norton 
and the Town of Wilmington; thence S 44°46'29" W distant 33.15 feet by land of Town of 
Wilmington and Fanuel Drive; thence S 6013'59" W distant 276.16 feet, N 83O46'01" W 
distant 212.00 feet by land of Unique Trust, Jacob Stahl 5 Arnold W. Kline, Trs. to a 
point in the easterly sideline of Main Street; thence S 6°13'59" W distant 50.00 feet 
by said sideline to the point of beginning; shown as Part of Parcel 178 on Assessors' Map 
44 and all as shown on plan entitled: "Subdivision Plan of Land on Main Street in 
Wilmington, Mass., Scale 1" = 160', June 15, 1982, Spartan Survey Service, 27 West St., 
Stoneham", which plan is on file in the office of the Town Clerk; or do anything in 
relation thereto. (Article by Petition) 

Motion, Joseph Courtney, "I move that the Town vote to amend the Zoning By-Law and Zoning Map of 
the Town of Wilmington by voting to rezone from Residence 10 (R-10) District, Residence 20 (R-20) 
District and General Busines (GB) Distreictto all General Business (GB) the follwoing apacel of 
alnd described as in main motion with the exception of eliminating approximately 3.57 acres at the 
Northeast part of the parcel.. Alon with this change a lette was presented by Bernard J. 
Ristuccia Jr. stating that Wilmington Ford would pay for the installation of traffic lights at the 
intersection on Route 38. Motion was seconded, Finance Committee disapproved Planning Board 
Approved Zoning change requires 2/3s vote was voted by a standing vote YFS 55 NO 374 LOST 

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Article 5 was 4th drawn: 



ARTICLE 5: To see if the Town will vote to accept the provisions of Chapter 653 of the Acts of 
1982, relative to the granting of Real Estate Tax Exemptions under General Laws Chapter 59, 
Section 5, Clauses 37A and 41B, or to act in any other manner in relation thereto. (Board 
of Assessors) 

Motion, Anthony E. Krzeminski, "I move that the Town vote to accept the provisions of Chapter 653 
of the Acts if 1982, relative to the granting of Real Estate Tax Exemption s under General Law 
Chapter 59, Clauses 37A and 41B." Motion was seconded Finance Comittee Approved, Planning 
Board Approved Voice vote was taken and the Moderator declared it 
Unanimously so voted 

Article 1 was the 5th and last drawn at 9:45 P.M. 

ARTICLE 1: To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum of money for constructing, orginally 
equipping and furnishing an addition or additions to the high school and for reconstructing, 
remodeling, rehabilitating and modernizing the present high school, to determine whether such 
appropriation shall be raised by borrowing or otherwise or to take any other action relative 
thereto. (Permanent Building Committee) 

Marvin Weiner of the Permanent Building Committee made the MAIN motion, " 

"I move that the sum of $6,500, 000 is hereby appropriate for constructing, originally equipping 
and furnishing an addition or additions to the high school and for reconstructing, remodeling, 
rehabilitating and modernizing the present high school, that to raise such appropriation the Town 
Treasurer with the approval of the Selectmen is hereby authorized to borrow the sum of $6,500,000 
under and pursuant to Chapter 645 of the Acts of 1948 as amended and supplemented, or any other 
enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the Town therefor, and further provided that no 
bonds or notes be issued hereunder until the Town votes to exempt principal and interest from the 
Proposition 2 1/2 limitations; and that a Special Election be called for November 22, 1983 
contingent upon an affirmative vote at the Special Town Meeting, for the Purpose of obtaining the 
necessary override." Motion was seconded 

Amendment #1 to Article 1, Dennis Volpe, Finance Committee, To see if the Town will vote to 
appropriate $315,000 for the detailed architectural design and cost estimate for constructing, 
originally equipping and furnishing an addition or additions to the high school, to determine 
whether such appropriation shall be expended prior to referendum approval to exempt principal and 
interest from proposition 2 1/2 levy limit. Motion seconded 

Amendment #2 Dan Ballou 

"I move that the sum of $6,500,000 be amended to read $7,250,000 and it be hereby appropriated for 
constructing, originally equipping and furnishing an addition or additions to the high school and 
for reconstructing, remodeling, rehabilitating and modernizing the present high school to include 
an expanded gym, that to raise such appropriation the Town Treasurer with the approval of the 
Selectmen is hereby authorized to borrow the sum of $7,250,000 under and pursuant to Chapter 645 
of the Acts of 1948 as amended and supplemented, or any other enabling authority, and to issue 
bonds or notes of the Town therefor, and further provided that no bonds or notes be issued 
hereunder until the Town votes to exempt principal and interest from the Proposition 2 1/2 
limitations; and that a Special Election be called for November 22, 1983 contingent upon an 
affirmative vote at the Spceial Town Meeting for the purpose of obtaining the necessary 
overrride." Motion seconded. 

As Roberts Rules prevail, the larger amount, amendment #2 was taken first. 
After much discussion pro and con, the amendment was approved 
YES 232 to 130 NO So voted 

Article 1 as amended was then voted, with 2/3s vote required a standing vote was taken and the 
vote was YES 280 NO 84 So voted 



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The Moderator told the voters that this vote would be contingent upon the outcome of the Special 
Town Election to be held November 22, 1983 at the High School Gymnasium. 

The Moderator asked for a round of thanks to the Permanent Building Committee for the hours and 
hard work that had been put into this project, after which he asked for a motion to adjourn. 
Motion was made and seconded the time being 11:48 P.M. 

There were five hundred seventeen (517) voters present and twenty-nine (29) non voters in 
attendance. 

BONDING $7,250,000 



Priscilla R.W.Lynch, 
Town Clerk 

Wilmington, Massachusetts 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
SPECIAL ELECTION NOVEMBER 22, 1983 

TO EITHER OF THE CONSTABLES OF THE TOWN OF WILMINGTON: 

GREETINGS: In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and in the manner prescribed in the 
By-Laws of said town, you are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the town 
qualified to vote in town affairs to meet and assemble at the High School Gymnasium, Tuesday the 
twenty-second day of November, A.D. 1983 at 9:45 o'Clock in the forenoon, the polls to be opened 
at 10:A.M. and shall be closed at 8:00 P.M. for the vote of Question #1: 

QUESTION #1: Shall the Town of Wilmington be allowed to exempt the amounts required to pay for 
the bond issued in order to provide for constructing, originally equipping and furnishing an 
addition or additions to the High School and for reconstructing, remodeling, rehabilitating and 
modernizing the present High School to indued and expanded gym? 

YES NO 



Hereof fail not and make due return of this Warrant, or a certified copy thereof with your doings 
thereon to the Town Clerk as soon as may be and before said meeting. GIVEN UNDER OUR HANDS AND 
SEAL OF SAID TOWN THIS day of November A.D. One Thousand Nine Hundred and Eighty-three. 



s/ Daniel H . Ballou, Jr. 
~sT Rocco V. DePasquale 
Attest: s/ Robert J. Cain 



TOWM OF WILMINGTON 
SPECIAL ELECTION - NOVEMBER 22, 



The polls were opened at 10:00 A.M. after the Town Clerk read the warrant in the absence of Che 
Town Moderator. The polls closed at 8:00 P.M. after 1,737 towns people voiced their vote. 18.74 % 

The final tally was 686 YES 1,047 NO OVERRIDE LOST 



Priscilla R.W. Lynch, 
Town Clerk 
Wilmington, MAss 



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ANALYSIS OF CASH ACCOUNT 
July 1, 1982 through June 30, 1983 

Balance as of July 1, 1982 
Add: Cash Receipts 7/1/82 - 6/30/ 83 
Journal Entry Transfers 

Deduct: Cash Disbursements 7/1/82 - 6/30/83 



Tax Collections: 
Personal Property: 

current year 

prior years 
Real Estate: 

current year 

prior years 
Deferred Real Estate 
Motor Vehicle: 

current year 

prior years 
Betterments Added to Taxes: 
Water Assessment: 

current year 

prior years 
Street Assessment: 

current year 

prior years 
Sewer Assessment: 

current year 
Unapport ioned Sewer 
Assessments Paid in Advance: 

Water 

Sewer 

Liens Added to Taxes: 
Water: 

current year 
prior years 
Sewer 

Electric Light Liens 
Tax Titles § Tax Possession 
Tax Titles 
Tax Possessions 
Pro -Forma Tax 
Tax Titles Disclaimed 
Sewer : 

Rates 

Installations 
Ambulance A/R 
Veterans A/R 



ANALYSIS OF CASH RECEIVED 
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE 



251,884.18 
3,715.30 



11,317,896.00 
244,526.32 



325,481.54 
188,070.70 



8,750.62 
2,486.06 



15,773.04 
951.08 



12,258.78 
24.26 



48,290.95 
6,119.88 



41,693.95 
32,000.00 
543.38 
75.39 

255,207.73 
33,428.00 



255,599. 



11,562,422.32 
1,306.50 



16,724.12 



5,398.45 
232.67 



54,410.83 
1,123.84 
9,913.13 



!88,635.73 
24,976.26 
4,106.26 



Temporary Loans Anticipation of Taxes 

Federal Aid: 
Schools : 

Head Start 

Indo China Refugee 

Chapter I 

Chapter II 

Chapter IV 

Chapter VI 
Sewer Grant 
Water Treatment Plant 



AMOUNTS BORROWED 



GRANTS AND GIFTS 



7,595.74 
807.45 
67,777.00 
13,075.00 
13,454.00 
95,088.00 
844,709.00 



575,000.00 



1^7,797.19 
1 ,419,709.00 



101 



State Aid: 

Project Intercede 
Peer Training 
Council on Aging 
Wilmington Arts Council 
Highway-Chapter 335 
Highway-Chapter 90 
Community Development 



22,155.00 
354.64 
1,612.00 
995.09 
16,765.00 
186,795.10 
18,000.00 



School Lunch: 

State Reimbursement 

Program Receipts 
High School Athletic Assoc. 
Wilmington Computers 
Recreation 
Outside Details 
Tax Title Recordings 
Registry Releases 



REVOLVING FUNDS 



118,602.70 
346,879.34 



465,482.04 
23,853.24 
4,843.00 
50,533.69 
100,386.07 
527.73 
155.00 



Water Guaranteed Deposits 
Water Department: 

Water Rates 

Water Services 

Water Installations 

Industrial Fire Protection Rates 

Industrial Way Pumping Station 

Water Available Surplus 
Better. Veterans Plot Wildwood Cemetery 
Carter Lecture Fund 
Sale Cemetery Lots 
Perpetual Care Funds 
Police Grant 
Olin Chemical 
Septage Trip Tickets 
Appropriation Refunds 
Water Refunds 
Library Memorial 
Tailings 



RESTRICTED ACCOUNTS 



902,077.20 
7,165.54 
677.78 
16,639.29 
36,704.26 
345.27 



963,609. 34 
44.26 
520. 30 
15,905.00 
15,175.00 
512.91 
300.00 
4,605.00 
132,461.57 
61,697.39 
100.00 
717.76 



Short Term Investments 

Employee Deductions: 
Federal Withholding 
State Withholding 
Retirement System 
Blue Cross/Blue Shield/Ins. 
E.S.O. Life Insurance 
Washington National Insurance 
Tax Sheltered Annuities 
Credit Union 
U.S. Savings Bonds 
Union Dues 

Court Ordered Deductions 
Due the State and County: 
Fish and Game Licenses 
County Dog Licenses 
Lunch Food Tax 



INVESTMENTS 

AGENCY AND TRUST FUNDS 

1,696,550.01 
509,481.61 
540,855. 59 
207,074. 57 

1,307.17 

5,421.16 
234,356.46 
708,964. 50 

5,858.00 
65,081.45 

1,600.00 



11 



204.50 
195.75 
605.78 



3,976,550.52 



1 2 



Schools, State Reimbursements 
Real Estate Abatements, State: 

Veterans 

Elderly 
Loss of Taxes, State 
Lottery Funds, State 
Local Aid Funds, State 
Highway Funds, State 
School Building Aid, State 
Library Funds, State 
Reading Light in Lieu of Taxes 
Dog License Reimbursements 
Liquor Licenses 
Interest and Costs: 

Short Term Investments 

General Fund Investments 

Tax Collections 

Water Demands 

Tax Title Interest § Costs 
Municipal General Government: 

Selectmen 

Tax Collector 

Town Clerk 
Police: 

Fees 

Parking Fines 
Building Inspector: 

Building Permits 

Wiring Permits 

Plumbing Permits 

Gas Permits 
Sealer Fees 
Engineering 
Cemetery 
Drainlayer 
Fire Department 
Planning Board 
Conservation 
Board of Health 
Sale of Dogs 
Library 

New England Telephone 

Insurance § Workmen's Comp. 

Court Fines 

Director of Standards 

Rentals 

Cable Franchise 
Tuition Reimbursement 
Miscellaneous 

TOTAL RECEIPTS 



ESTIMATED RECEIPTS 



8,642.45 
43,378.53 



164,986.90 
131,481.48 
73,708.40 
9,228.12 
8,883.40 



3,831.75 
7,033.00 
15,920.60 



4,531.00 
2,405.00 



59,613.00 
6,016.00 
1,467.00 
1,035.50 



2,131,752.00 



52,020.98 
9,964.06 

174,257.00 
1,055,364.00 

166,053.00 

125,338.27 
8,735.50 

100,477.91 
1,969.38 
8,300.00 



388,288.30 

26,785.35 
6,936.00 



68,131.50 
762.00 
1,176.00 
18,118.75 
725.00 
2,160.00 
2,668.00 
575.00 
7,466.00 
120.00 
4,495.50 
179.31 
29,164.96 
63,800.00 
92.00 
3,300.00 
1 ,117.00 
1,650.00 
3,278.86 



4,465,221. 
60,971 ,033. 



1 3 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
BALANCE SHEET - JUNE 30, 1983 

ASSETS 



Cash 

Short Term Investments 
Petty Cash Advances 
Taxes Uncollected : 
Prior Levies 

Personal Property 



1977 
1978 
1980 
1981 
1982 

Real Estate 1982 
Current Levies 

Personal Property 1983 

Real Estate 1983 
Tax Deferral Real Estate Levy 1981 
Personal Property In Litigation Levy 1969 
Real Estate Taxes In Litigation Levy 1982 
Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes: 
Prior Levies 

1972 
1973 
1974 
1975 
1976 
1977 
1978 
1979 
1980 
1981 
1982 
1983 



Motor Vehicles 

Current Levy 
Tax Titles § Possessions : 

Tax Titles 

Tax Possessions 

Tax Title Recordings 
Assessments Added to Taxes : 

Street Assessments 1978 
1982 
1983 

Water Assessments 1980 
1981 
1982 
1983 

Unapportioned Water Betterments 
Unapportioned Sewer Betterments 



Electric Light Liens 
Accounts Receivable : 
Water Department 

Rates 

Services 

Installations 

Liens 



1983 



1982 
1983 



20.52 
24.00 
554.40 
676.19 
353.42 



8,771.60 
368,931.66 



114.53 
1,394.89 
5,769.77 
7,758.52 
8,830.41 
17,665.16 
25,364.62 
35,751.77 
48,682.92 
15,936.47 
25,714.03 



26.87 
413.52 
377.80 
14.11 
34.67 
279.42 
1,594.94 



2,220,424.54 
2,902,031.21 
600.00 



1,628.53 
97,211.18 



377,703.26 
7,067.13 
462.00 



804.37 



192,983.09 
107,776.55 



149,129.24 
98,164.59 



2,741.33 
17,610.29 
58,542.32 
677.85 



84,126.22 
1,745.93 
76.01 



33,962.00 
5,248.96 



104 



Industrial Way Pumping Station 
Commercial § Industrial Fire Protection 
Sewer Rates 

Sewer Liens 1982 
Sewer Installations 
State § County Aid to Highways 
County Aid to Highways 
Ambulance Services 
Unprovided for Accounts : 
Overlay Deficits: 

Levy 1981 
1982 
1983 

Temporary Loans /Anticipation of 
State § County Aid to Highways 
Paid in Advance of Reimbursement 

Underestimates : 

State § County Assessments: 
Special Education 1982 

Carter Lecture Fund 

Loans Authorized 

Revenue 1984 

TOTAL ASSETS 







I 


096. 00 


1 . 


, 231 . 77 


9 


229. 19 




'ios!oo 


202. 


,899.96 


13j 


,471.40 



133,703.1 



10,565.96 



216,371.36 
62,546.97 



1,069.73 
4,642.30 
20,062.51 



25,774.54 



4,427.92 



30,202.46 



5,976.00 
85.57 
3,222,000.00 
16,753,775.33 
26,670,811.49 



Warrants Payable 

Real Estate 1981 

Street Betterments 1981 

Estimated Sewer Betterments 

Paid in Advance 
Water Liens 1981 
Water Guaranteed Deposits 
Septage Trip Tickets 
State § County Assessments: 

County Tax 

State Recreation 

M.D.C. Sewer 

Metropolitan Air 

Pollution Control 

Ipswich River Watershed 

District 



1983 
1983 
1983 



1983 



Metropolitan Area Planning Council 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
BALANCE SHEET - June 30, 1983 

LIABILITIES $ RESERVES 



1982 
1983 
1983 
1982 



MBTA 

Special Education 
Sale of Town-owned Land 

FY-1983 School Committee Litigation Account 
Agency Accounts: 

Retirement System Deductions 

E.S.O. Life Insurance 

Washington National Ins. Ded. 

U.S. Savings Bonds Deductions 

Blue Cross/Blue Shield 

Tax Sheltered Annuities 

Union Dues 

County Dog Licenses 

Fish § Game Licenses 

State Food Tax 



8,241.98 
5,216.57 
901.98 

467.57 

38.30 
15.89 
.01 

4,168.58 
1,127.00 



122,896.72 
1,300.98 
1,087.24 
465.75 
3,363.05 
72,902.17 
8,154.85 
1,714.50 
908.75 
42.60 



279,698.58 
2,329.07 
7.58 

352.50 
9.70 
630.00 
4,605.00 



20,177.88 
17,690.00 
160,397.79 



212,836.61 



105 



Tailings 

Revolving Accounts: 

Recreation Dedicated Accounts 
School Lunch 

High School Athletic Account 
Wilmington Computers 
Grants: 

Smith Hughes Barden 
P.L. 874 NDEA 

Title II Library Learning Resources 

Title I Reading Skills 

Project Intercede 

Indo-China Refugee Grant 

Title VI 

Peer Training 
Council on Aging 
Council for the Arts 
01 in Chemical /Computers 
Library Memorial Account 
Highway Aid Chapter 90 Bridge Improvement 
Sale of Cemetery Lots 
Cemetery Trust Funds 
Betterment of Veterans Plot 
Revenue Reserved Until Collected : 

Motor Vehicle Excise 

Special Assessments 

Tax Title § Possessions 

Departmental 

Water 

Sewer 

State § County Aid to Highways 
Reserve for Petty Cash Advances 
Special Tax Revenue 
Capital Projects 

Special Rev. Acc. Reserved for Expend. 1984 
Prior Years Encumberances 
Loans Authorized f, Unissued 
Appropriation Control 1984 
Water Available Surplus 
Surplus Revenue 

TOTAL LIABILITIES $ RESERVES 



717.76 



3,254.53 
84,558.47 
4,906.71 
4,843.00 

757.48 
1,807.78 
4,490.45 

450.00 
1,147.45 

807.45 
11,139.63 
1,144.62 



300,759.64 
79,564.21 
247,293.83 
62,546.97 
133,693.38 
10,565.96 
216,371.36 
600. 00 
1,266.37 



21,744.86 
761.89 
189.07 
300.00 
39. 71 
16,765.00 
15,805.80 
4,100.00 
2,460.31 



1,052,661.72 
1,473,642.76 
38,043.41 
613,043.49 
3,222,000.00 
17,662,802.00 
586,499.81 
1,162,936.48 
26,670,811.49 



Balance on Hand July 1, 1982 

Received 7/1/81 through 6/30/83 

Expended 7/1/82 through 6/30/83 

Balance on Hand June 30, 1983 

Expenditures 

Police Salaries 
Fire Salaries 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON 
DETAIL OF REVENUE SHARING 
JULY 1, 1982 to JUNE 30, 1983 



Federal Grants 



$500,093.00 



$308,589.59 
314,048.11 



Interest Received 
On Investments 



$ 19,288.72 



Expended 



$622,637.70 



Balance on Hand 



$104,109.42 



S53.44 



TOTAL 



$622,637.70 



106 



DISBURSEMENTS FROM GENERAL ACCOUNTS 
ANALYSIS OF EXPENDITURES OTHER THAN THAT RAISED FROM 
APPROPRIATION FOR THE PERIOD 7/1/82 - 6/30/83 



Refunds : 

Real Estate Taxes 

Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes 

Estimated Receipts 

Sale Cemetery Lots 

Surplus Revenue 
Water Department : 

Rates 

Liens 

Water Guaranteed Deposits 
Sewer Liens 

Tax Collector Tax Taking Costs 

Registry Releases 

Tax Title Recording 

Temporary Loans Anticipation of Taxes 

Assessments - State 5 County : 

County Tax 

County Retirement 

State Recreation 

M.D.C. Sewer 

Motor Vehicle Excise Bills 
Air Pollution Control 
Met. Area Planning Council 
M.B.T.A. 

Ipswich River Watershed 
Outside Details: 
Police 

Maintenance 

Cemetery 

Schools 
Employee Deductions : 

Withholding Taxes, Federal 

Withholding Taxes, State 

Retirement 

ESO Life Insurance 

Group Insurance 

Washington National Insurance 

U.S. Savings Bonds 

Blue Cross/Blue Shield 

Tax Sheltered Annuities 

Credit Union 

Court Ordered Deductions 
Union Dues : 

Town Employees 

Police 

Fire 

Teachers 



44,062.81 
5,070.36 
8,831.29 
100.00 
20.00 



58,084.46 



613.84 
9.98 
826.42 



1,450.24 
105.00 

9,916.53 
153.00 
517.38 
2,500,000.00 



277,428.28 
486,711.58 
98,735.10 
133,805.68 
2,503.95 
2,570.83 
2,807.30 
243,031.42 
6.61 

66,348.50 
33,547.33 
793.88 
405.50 

1,696,550.01 
509,481.61 
531,162.35 
6.19 
2,294.14 
5,003.96 
5,775.00 
226,472.35 
208,325.39 
708,964. 50 
1,525.00 



1,247,600.75 



3,895,560.50 



3,584.00 
4,933.09 
2,705.50 
49,886.38 



107 



DISBURSEMENTS FROM GENERAL ACCOUNTS (continued) 



County Dog Licenses 


3,890.75 


Fish § Game Licenses 


10,295.75 


Lunch Food Tax 


619.21 


Recreation Dedicated Accounts 


47,366.41 


Police Revolving Account 


512.91 


School Lunch Program 


416,082.19 


High School Athletic Association 


22,170.20 


Carter Lecture Fund 


596.67 


Library Memorial Gifts 


175.69 


Cemetery Trust Funds 


11,075.00 


Grants: 




Community Development Grant 


18,000.00 


Council of the Arts 


803.00 


Council on Aging 


850.11 


Federal § State Grants and Aid - School : 




Public Law 874 


15,000.00 


Head Start 


21,142.19 


Project Intercede 


23,988.37 


Micro-Computers 


184.43 


E.C.I. A. Block Grant 


8,575.42 


Peer Training 


105.80 


Title I Reading Skills 


73,271.23 


Smith Hughes Barden 


15,969.36 


Title VI 


102,256.30 


Short Term Investments 





512,784.78 



19,653.11 



260,493.10 
34,252,531.91 



TOTAL EXPENDITURES FROM GENERAL ACCOUNTS $42,921,054.94 



CAPITAL PROJECTS 
STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES AND CHANGES IN FUND BALANCE 
YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1983 





Total All 
Funds 


Street 
Projects 


Urban 
Renewal 


Property 
Revaluation 


Water 
Projects 


Sewer 
Projects 


Initial Project Auth. 


8,029,550.00 


95,550.00 


200.000.00 


185.000.00 


3,555.000.00 


3.994,000.00 


Fund Balances July 1, 1983 


873,819.25 


25,269.45 


17,724.62 


34,450.00 


202,804.38 


593,570.80 


Add: 














Rec. Federal & State 

Misc. Receipts 

Town Meeting Transfer 


1,419,709.00 
9,684.97 
100,000.00 






1,176.00 


575,000.00 
8,408.97 
100,000.00 


844,709.00 
100.00 


Deduct: 
Expenditures 
Adj. 5 Transfers 


893,013.83 
36,556.63 


2,721.28 




35,626.00 


57,232.86 
33,835.35 


800,154.97 


Fund Balance June 30, 1983 


1,473,642.76 


22.548.17 


17,724.62 





795.145.14 


638.224.83 



108 



ANALYSIS OF THE MATURING DEBT 



Wilmington Memorial Library 

G/L 44, Sec. 10, $485,000 
Land Acq. Town Forest (1975) 

G/L 44, Sec. 10, $169,000 
Sewer Main Bonds (1971) 

G/L 44, Sec. 10 $275,000 
Sewer Main Bonds (1973) 

G/L 44, Sec. 10, $264,000 
Sewerage System § Treatment Facility 

G/L 44, Sec. 7, $1,865,000 
Street Construction Bonds (1979) 

G/L 44, Sec. 10, $95,550 
Property Revaluation Bonds (1981) 

G/L 44, Sec. 10, $185,000 
Sewer Main Bonds (1982) 

G/L 44, Sec. 10, $2,890,000 



OUTSIDE THE DEBT LIMIT 

Woburn Street School 

Acts 645/48, $597,000 
Woburn Street School Addition 

Acts 645/48, $660,000 
West Intermediate School 

Acts 645/48, $1,445,000 
Shawsheen Avenue School 

Acts 645/48, $1,674,720 
Shawsheen Ave. School (2nd Issue) 

Acts 645/48, $100,000 
Salem Street Well Field § Mains 

Chp. 44, Sec. 8, $320,000 
Improvements to System, N.E. Sector Town 

Chp. 44, Sec. 8, $500,000 
Water Treatment Plant (1979/80) 

Chp. 44, Sec. 8, $2,735,000 



Balances 
7/1/81 

135,000 

60,000 

110,000 

125,000 

1,465,000 

57,000 

90,000 

2,890,000 

4,932,000 

52,000 
150,000 
205,000 
220,000 
15,000 
60,000 
255,000 
2,415,000 
3,372,000 
8,304,000 



Added 
1981/82 



Pa id -Off 
1981/82 

25,000 

15,000 

15,000 

15,000 

100,000 
19,000 
90,000 

200,000 

479,000 

30,000 
30,000 
70,000 
110,000 
5,000 
20,000 
35,000 
160,000 
460,000 
939,000 



Balances 
6/30/82 

110,000 

45,000 

95,000 

110,000 

1,365,000 

38,000 



2,690,000 
4,453,000 

22,000 
120,000 
135,000 
110,000 
10,000 
40,000 
220,000 
2,255,000 
2,912,000 
7.365.000 



LOANS AUTHORIZED AND UNISSUED 



Sewer Mains, Article #12, Town Meeting 6/23/75 $2,245,000 
Water Treatment Plant, Article #1, Special Town Meeting 9/24/79 600,000 
Water Treatment Plant, Article #12, Town Meeting 3/11/78 15,000 
Property Revaluation Bonds, Article #4, Town Meeting 12/8/80 15,000 
Water Mains, Article #3, Special Town Meeting 5/16/83 347,000 

$3,222,000 



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NOTES 



FIRE ALARM SIGNALS 



3* Boutwell School 
33 Buzzell School 
35 Center School 

37 Glen Rd School 

38 High School 

41 Mildred Rogers School 

42 North Intermediate 

School 

43 West School 

44 Swain School 

46 Walker School 

47 West Intermediate School 

48 West School 

49 Shawsheen School 
51 Whitefieid School 
53Wildwood School 
54Woburn Street School 

121 Main & Church Sts 

122 Main 4 Middlesex Ave 

1222 Carr Fastener 

1223 Wilmington Builders 

123 Main* Clark Sts 

124 Washington Ave 

125 Wilmington Plaza 

126 Main St 4 Bridge Lane 

127 Brand Ave & Wiser St 

128 Baker St 4 Taplin Ave 

129 Phillips Ave 4 Wiser St 

131 Hobson Ave 4 Miles St 

132 Main St. 4 

Massachusetts Ave 

133 Massachusetts Ave 4 

River St 

134 Main 4 Harnden Sts 

135 St. Dorothy s Church 

136 Veranda Ave 

137 Mam St 4 Grove Ave 

138 Grove 4 Wild Aves 

1 39 Grove Ave 4 Burnap St 

141 Grove Ave. 4 Lake St 

142 Main St 4 Glen Rd 

143 Main 4 Lake Sts. 

144 Lake St. 4 Warren Rd. 

146 Main 4 Davis Sts 

147 Fairfield Ave 

148 Manorie Rd 

149 Main St at Tewksbury 

Line 

211 Burlington 4 Floradale 

Aves 

2111 Diamond Crystal Salt 

Company 

21 12 Sweetheart Plastic Corp 

212 Burlington Ave 4 

Harris St. 

213 Cedar St 4 Burt Rd 

214 Deming Way (Old Age 

Housing) 

215 Burlington Ave 4 

Chestnut St 

216 Chestnut St 4 

Butters Row 

217 Chestnut St 4 Mill Rd 

218 Chestnut St. 4 

Hillside Way 

219 Hillside Way at 

Burlington Line 

221 Chestnut St near 

Golf Club 

222 Chestnut St at Woburn 

Line 

223 Marion 4 Day Sts 

224 Marion 4 Clifton Sts 

225 Marion St. to 

Chestnut St. 

226 Roberts Road 

227 Burlington Ave 4 

Boutwell St 

228 Boutwell St 4 Taft Rd 

229 Taft 4 Swain Rds. 

231 Roosevelt Rd 

232 Burlington Ave 4 

Dell Drive 

233 Burlington Ave. 4 

Swain Rd. 

234 Beech St. 

235 Burlington Ave. & 

Forest St 



236 Burlington Ave. at 

Burlington Line 

237 Forest St 4 Congress St 

238 Forest St 4 

Randolph Rd 

239 Forest St 4 

Cochrane Rd 

241 Elwood Rd 

242 Forest St 4 

Edwards Rd. 

251 Shawsheen Ave 4 

Canal St. 

252 Canal St 4 Burt Rd 

253 Grand Sf 

254 Nassau Ave 4 

Dunton Rd 

255 Shawsheen Ave 4 

Carter Lane 

256 Carter Lane 

Norfolk St. 

257 Amherst Rd 

258 Auburn Ave 

259 Ferguson Rd 

261 Shawsheen Ave 4 

Aldrich Rd 
262AldrichRd 4 

Hardin St 

263 Aldrich Rd 4 

Kendall St 

264 Aldrich Rd 4 

Boutwell St 

265 Aldrich Rd 4 Forest St 

266 Winston Ave 

267 Aldrich Rd at 

Billerica Line 

268 Shawsheen Ave near 

Cranberry Bog 

269 Wilton Drive 

271 Shawsheen Ave & 
Bond St 

273 Shawsheen Ave. & 

Hopkins St 

274 Hopkins 4 Columbia 

Streets 

275 Hopkins 4 Dorchester 

Streets 

276 Hopkins St at 

Billerica Line 

277 Shawsheen Ave 4 

Nichols St 

278 Nichols St 4 

Fairmeadow Rd 

279 Fairmeadow 4 

Jere Rds. 

281 Nichols St at 

Billerica Line 

282 Shawsheen Ave at 

Billerica Line 

311 Main St 4 Dublin Ave 

312 Main 4 Lowell Sts. 
3121 Hayden Mica Co 

313 Main St 4 Butters Row 

314 Main St at Town Park 
3142 Brewsters 

315 Main 4 Eames Sts 

316 Eames St 

31 32 Pol yvi nyl Chemical 

3161 J W Greer Co 

3162 National Polychemical 

Co., Inc. 

3163 Dragon Cement Co 

3164 JBF Scientific. Jewell 

Drive 

3165 Harwich Chemical. 
Jewell Drive 

3166 Altron, Industrial 4 

Progress Way 

317 Cook Ave. 

3171 Raffi 4 Swanson 

318 Main St at Woburn Line 

321 Lowell 4 Parker Sts 
3211 Parker 4 Laurel Sts 

322 Parker 4 Blackstone Sts 
3223 Allen Park Drive 

3222 Allen Park 4 Sheldon Sts 

323 Lowell 4 Cross Sts 

324 Lowell 4 Bay Sts. 



3241 Avco Corp 

325 Lowell 4 Woburn Sts 

326 Woburn 4 Elm Sts 
3261 Stepan Chemical 

327 Woburn St. 4 

Brentwood Ave 

328 Woburn St 4 

Morse Ave 

329 Woburn 4 Eames Sts 

3291 Terrell Corp 

3292 Jeffrey Chemical 

3293 NAPA 

3294 Ritter Trucking 

3295 Analog Devices 

331 Woburn St 4 

Industrial Way 

3313 Commodity Warehouse 

3314 Market Forge 

331 5 Smithcraft 

3316 Crusader Paper Co. 
3318 Compugraphic 

332 Strout Ave 

333 Lowell St 4 

Woodland Rd 

334 Lowell 4 West Sts. 

335 West St 4Westdale 

Avenue 

336 Ayotte St 4 Crest 

Avenue 

337 Nickerson Ave 

338 West St 4 

Suncrest Ave 

339 Suncrest Ave 4 

Meadow Lane 

341 West St 4 Industrial Way 

341 1 Compugraphic. 
90 Industrial Way 

3412 Compugraphics 

3413 Scully Signal 
3415 Compugraphic 
3417 ADS 

342 Lowell St., Rte 93 

and Reading Line 
3423 Avco. Progress Way 

411 Church St . Fire Station 

412 Church 4 Columbia Sts 

413 Church 4 Beacon Sts 

414 Beacon St 4 

Belmont Ave 

415 State St. 4 

Fairview Ave 

416 Church 4 Clark Sts. 

417 Methodist Church 

418 Church St. 4 

Thurston Ave 

419 Church 4 Adams Sts 

421 Chandler 4 Kelley Rds 

422 Adams St Ext 

423 Church St 4 

Middlesex Ave 
4231 New Library 
4232 Baptist Church 

424 Middlesex Ave 4 

Adelaide St 

425 Middlesex Ave 4 

Clark St 

426 Clark St 4 

Railroad Ave 

427 Middlesex Ave 4 

Adams St 

428 St Thomas Church 
4281 Villanova Hal 

429 Middlesex Ave 4 

School St 

431 School St 4 Drury Lane 

432 Drury Lane 4 Loumac Rd 

433 Powderhouse Circle 

434 Middlesex Ave 4 

Wildwood St 

435 Wildwood St near 

Cemetery 

436 Wildwood St near 

Vets Housing 

437 Wildwood 4 Woburn 

Streets 

438 Wing Rd. 

511 Middlesex Ave 4 
Glen Rd 



512 Glendale Circle 

513 Glen Rd. 4 

Lawrence St 

514 Lawrence St 4 

Lawrence Ct 

515 Lawrence St 4 

Hamlin Lane 

516 Glen Rd at 

R.R Crossing 

517 Glen Rd 4 Fay St. 

518 Glen Rd 4 King St 

519 King St 4 Garden 

Ave. 

521 King 4 KilbyStS 

522 King 4 Broad Sts. 

523 Glen Rd 4 Cypress St 

524 Glen Rd 4 Brattle St 

525 Glen Rd 4 Harnden St 

526 Glen 4 Miller Rds. 

527 Faulkner 4 Beeching 

Aves 

528 Faulkner 4 Allston 

Aves 

529 Jones Ave 

531 Town Hall 

532 Congregational Church 

533 Middlesex Ave 4 

Federal St. 

534 Federal 4 Concord Streets 

535 Federal 4 Grant Sts 

536 Federal 4 Wilson Sts 

537 Federal 4 Lincoln Sts 

538 Federal 4 Pershing Sts 

539 Federal 4 Library Sts 
041 Federal 4 Woburn Sts 

542 Woburn 4 West Sts 

543 West 4 Kilmarnock Sts 

545 Woburn St. at 

R.R. Crossing 

546 Concord 4 Woburn Sts 
5461 Dymo Graphics Systems 

547 Concord St at Rte 93 

5471 Compugraphics. Concord 

St 

5472 Dynamics Research 

5474 General Electric 

5475 Volkswagen 

5476 Prudential, Fordham Rd 

5477 Dupont. Fordham Road 

5478 Machinist for 

Electronics 

5479 Barbo 

548 Concord St at North 

Reading Line 

549 Woburn St at 281 

551 Middlesex 4 Mystic 

Aves 

551 1 Dymo Graphics Systems 

5512 Photon. Inc. 

5513D F Munroe Paper Co 
5514 Waltham Door 4 
Window Co 

552 Middlesex Ave 4 Shady 

Lane Dri e 
5521 Mytron Inc. 

553 Shady Lane Drive 4 

Oakdale Rd 

554 Shady Lane Drive 4 

Birchwood Rd 

555 Shady Lane Drive 4 

Sprucewood Rd 

556 Pinewood 4 Oakdale 

Roads 

557 Birchwood 4 Judith Rds 

558 Shady Lane Drive 4 

Lawrence St 

611 No Wilmington 

Shopping Center 

612 Middlesex Ave 4 

North St 

613 North St 4 

Pineridge Rd 

614 North St 4 Marcia Rd 

615 Middlesex Ave 4 

High St 

616 Linda 4 Carolyn Rds 

617 High 4 Woburn Sts. 

618 Woburn 4 Park Sts 



619 Park St 4 Gowing Rd 

621 Gowing 4 Marcus Rds 

622 Park St at No Reading 

Line 

623 Middlesex Ave 4 

Salem St 

624 Arlene 4 Catherine 

Aves 

625 Barbara 4 Dorothy 

Aves 

626 Salem St at 

R R Crossing 

627 Salem 4 Cunningham 

Streets 

628 Salem St 4 

McDonald Rd 

629 McDonald Rd to End 

631 Royal St 

632 Salem St at Tewksbury 

Line 

633 Salem 4 Ballard vale 

Streets 

634 Ballardvale St at 

Rte 125 
6341 Compugraphic. Ballardvale St 

635 Ballardvale St at 

No 211 

6351 Charles River Breeding 

6352 Georgia Pacific 

636 Ballardvale St at 

No 326 

637 Ballardvale St at Andover 

Line 

638 Salem St at Rte 93 

639 Salem 4 Woburn Sts 

641 Woburn St 4 

Hathaway Rd 

642 Hawthorne Rd 

643 Hathaway 4 

Pilling Rd 

644 Hathaway 4 Gunderson 

Roads 

645 Salem St 4 Thrush Rd 

646 Thrush Rd 4 

M#rie Drive 

647 Salem St at North 

Reading Line 
6451 Wilmington Regional 
Health Center 

6471 Cromns Pit 

6472 Benevento's Pit 

648 Woburn 4 Andover 

Streets 

6481 Pumping Station 

(Water Dept ) 

6482 Amsworth Road 

6483 Highway Dept 

649 Andover St 4 Rte 125 

651 Andover St at No 319 

652 Andover St at Andover 

Line 

SPECIAL SIGNALS 

1 Test 

2Allout(test9a.m 4 
9p m ) 

3 Special Call 

4 Brusn Fire 

5 Police Call 
666 Civil Defense 

7 Boy Scouts 

22 No School (6 30 a.m.. 
7:00a m ) 

2 Followed by 3 rounds of 

box - second alarm 

3 Followed by 3 rounds of 

box - general alarm 
MUTUAL AID 
(two rounds only) 

8 Out of Town 

81 To Andover 

82 To Billerica 

83 To Burlington 

84 To Lowell 

85 To No Reading 

86 To Reading 

87 To Tewksbury 

88 To Woburn 



FIRE - AMBULANCE 

EMERGENCY: 658-3200 

658-3346 
TOWN HALL ANNEX 

657-7511 



POLICE 
EMERGENCY: 658-3331 

658-5071 
658-5072 
935-5966 



TOWN HALL 
658-331 1 
935-5596 



1173 Thermo-Electron Co. Eames Street 

3244 Avco 126 Louell Street 

3296 Analog Devices (tr* Woburn Street 

54 7 H Dvnamics Research Corp. 350 Fordham Road 

6353 Dieital Equipment Corp. 230 Ballardvale Street 



". . . the town-meeting ideal catches an important meaning 
of freedom and expresses a classic conviction of believers 
in democracy. The ordinary man may or may not be the 
best judge of his own interests, but if he does not exercise 
effective authority over matters that are in his immediate 
range of interest and competence, he may be a well -tended 
animal, but he will not be a free man. Freedom in the 
concrete, freedom as it is experienced in daily life, is the 
experience of having a hand in the determining of issues 
that touch the individual closely and intimately. " 

Rockefeller Panel Report 
on American Democracy 



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